By: Julen Arriaga, Innovation Academy Student
Julen Arriaga (he/him) is a junior pursuing a major in Information Systems through the Warrington College of Business and a minor in Innovation. He is currently an Innovation Academy ambassador and interns at an engineering startup in Gainesville, FL.
By: Matthew Drayer, Innovation Academy Student
Matthew is a senior studying Information Systems at the Warrington College of Business and minoring in Innovation. Matthew held positions as Vice President of Gator Sports Management Organization and Director of Outreach for UF Club Pickleball. Outside of UF, Matthew interned at NBC Sports Next on the GolfNow Sales Operations team where he worked with Salesforce developers and administrators. Most recently, Matthew finished his IRTS fellowship in NYC where he learned from an extensive list of media professionals at companies such as HBO, Fox Sports, and NBCUniversal. After college, Matthew hopes to secure a full-time role as an analyst or on an operations team.
By: Hayden Hawes, Innovation Academy Student
My name is Hayden Hawes, and I am an upcoming sophomore studying Agricultural Education and Communication with a specialization in Communications and Leadership Development (AEC-CLD). I find myself where I am today thanks to a particular mindset I will expand upon further in this blog. This mindset is one I will sincerely encourage you to adopt.
By: Abigail Nedved, Innovation Academy Student
Hi! My name is Abigail Nedved. I am a sophomore majoring in advertising through the Innovation Academy here at the University of Florida.
By: David DeVore, Innovation Academy Student
My name is David DeVore. I am a senior computer science major in the Innovation Academy here at UF!
By: Monica Schiller, Innovation Academy Student
Monica Schiller (she/her) is currently a senior in the Innovation Academy at the University of Florida. She majors in marketing and has a passion for business, entrepreneurship, technology and beauty.
By: Leonardo Mills, Innovation Academy Student
Leonardo-Francisco Mills-Lara (he/him) is a driven entrepreneur and senior at the UF Innovation Academy. With a passion for business and innovation, Leonardo has founded multiple online ventures while managing a full-time academic schedule.
By: Sydney Mandell, Innovation Academy Student
Sydney Mandell (she/her) is currently a sophomore in the Innovation Academy at the University of Florida. She majors in Psychology and has a passion for business and entrepreneurship. Along with her sister, she co-founded the Florida Sea Turtle Company.
By: Jaden Nosse, Innovation Academy Student
Jaden Nosse (he/him) is a current sophomore in the Innovation Academy. He is passionate about real estate and entrepreneurship. To decompress and slow down, he enjoys surfing, hiking, camping, and free diving in the springs.
By: Amayah Foster, Innovation Academy Student
My name is Amayah Foster (she/her), and I am a second-year marketing major from Daytona Beach. I currently serve as Vice President of the UF Innovation Academy Ambassadors and President of Innovative Maker Society. In my free time, I enjoy learning about natural hair and the versatility that it offers.