Stanford Names 8 Menlo College Students as University Innovation Fellows

Stanford Names 8 Menlo College Students as University Innovation Fellows

Atherton, CA – March 18, 2018 – Menlo College congratulates students Lucia Casadei Parlanti, Brenda Flores-Reyes, Esther Funez, Jonathan Garcia, Ashlee Hunt, Sachal Jogi, JC Maroun, and Ethan Moengchaisong, all of whom were named as 2018 University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). This prestigious program trains student leaders to become change agents on campus using design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurial strategies. The 2018 Fellows recently participated in the UIF Silicon Valley Meetup, where they spent three days at Google and the Stanford d.school learning about innovation with Fellows from around the world.

The 2018 class of Menlo’s University Innovation Fellows will build on the success of the 2017 Fellows by further developing resources for Menlo’s Innovation Center, introducing new spaces on campus to foster creativity, and strengthening the School of Business curriculum to support the development of entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to continue our participation in the University Innovation Fellows program,” said Menlo Vice President Angela Schmiede. “Individual students, and the College generally, all benefitted enormously from last year’s program. The 2018 class of Fellows is twice as big as the 2017 class, which we expect will greatly accelerate the pace of change they can introduce. In fact, two of our Fellows are planning and coordinating a Techstars Startup Weekend at Menlo College this April.”