Sierra Pollard, Innovation Academy class of 2016, has grown from an IA student with an interest in communications to a successful small-business owner and entrepreneur, marketing specialist, and staunch supporter of IA
Being a Florida Gator means something different for every student. For Kaitlin Alexander, Class of 2017, her UF experience included it all—football games, Tri Delta sorority, and internships with Disney and CNN Sports. Throughout all her involvement on campus, Kaitlin’s home was always Innovation Academy.
Twenty-two-year-old political science and business administration senior Keith Ganesh embodies the innovation mindset. By marrying his interest in politics and business with the flexible Innovation Academy calendar, he has successfully landed several internships and jobs, all while honing his entrepreneurship skills...
Beloved adjunct faculty member to the Innovation Academy, Dr. Cecilia Suarez was awarded the Mort Wolfson Faculty Service Award and she is the winner of the Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Science.
Since graduating from the inaugural Innovation Academy with a degree in English Pre-Law, Heaibert Diamond—class of 2016-- has continued cultivating his innovation mindset far beyond the IA program.
As our IA students complete their minor in Innovation, graduate with their undergraduate degree, and enter the workforce, we remain committed to the progress of our graduates—even after they leave the program.
Each year, students participating in Dance Marathon (DM) at the University of Florida dance for 26.2 hours to raise funds for the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Innovation Academy joined the fun for the first time in Spring 2018, and along with 800 other dancers, UF raised over three million dollars “for the kids”.