Washington, DC Cohort

Program Participants

Jasmine Bridges

Faith in Engineering

“As an entrepreneur, I can create my own perfect position and develop technology that directly improves society.”

 

Jasmine Bridges
MS, Mechanical Engineering

Gloria Gonzalez

Gonzalez Consulting, LLC

“Through entrepreneurship, I can be part of positive societal change. I can develop and implement solutions that take into account the needs and experiences of my community.”

 

Gloria Gonzalez
PhD, Sociology

Kelsey Kennedy

OncoRes Medical

“I find entrepreneurship exciting! It lets me engage in open-ended problem-solving and provides the autonomy I need to tackle problems in my own way.”

 

Kelsey Kennedy
PhD, Biomedical Engineering

Mary Kombolias

“Entrepreneurship allows me to connect disparate ideas, adapt techniques for non-traditional uses, and take control over my time, which is the only thing that, when lost, cannot ever be retrieved.”

 

Mary Kombolias
MS, Chemistry

Felicia McClary

Cast Iron Chemist

“Through entrepreneurship, I can share science with young stakeholders who are limited in their exposure to science or scientists like them.”

 

Felicia McClary
PhD, Chemistry

Kamana Misra

Biothink Pharmaceutical LLC

“As a science entrepreneur, I can ensure that good science goes beyond the labs to benefit society.”

 

Kamana Misra
PhD, Biotechnology & Cancer Virology

Chinonye Nnakwe

Innovation by Design

“Entrepreneurship gives me the agency I need to help others and make a meaningful, global impact.”

 

Chinonye Nnakwe
PhD, Pathology

Narcrisha Norman

STEM-Time ROC LLC

“Entrepreneurship allows me to take considerable initiative in my career, leave a unique legacy, and promote positive change in society.”

 

Narcrisha Norman
PhD, Aerospace Engineering

Melissa Paciulli

Paciulli Consulting

“I am passionate about owning my own business and developing a product that can improve the lives of others.”

 

Melissa Paciulli
PhD, Engineering

Dorothy Phoenix

Cloudy Heaven Games

“I take calculated risks and step off the well-beaten path. While it often feels like jumping from the pan into the fire, there’s a greater reward on the other side.”

Dorothy Phoenix
BS, Computer Science

Irena Vodenska

“As an entrepreneur, I can combine the right knowledge, approach, perseverance, and motivation to create products and services that meet unmet needs.”

 

 Irena Vodenska
PhD, Econophysics

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