Meet our Entrepreneurial Fellows

The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Fellows work to facilitate an exceptional student experience for all GW innovators university-wide. Each year a new cohort is selected to assist with a wide variety of entrepreneurship and innovative-focused programs. The Entrepreneurial Fellows Program is comprised of a group of undergraduate students and graduate students from all 10 schools here at GW. Our Fellows come from various backgrounds and are all knowledgeable about the entrepreneurial ecosystem here at GW. They act as ambassadors of the office and can serve as a resource for all students, faculty, and staff on campus.

If you see them around campus -- say hi! 

 

Sameen Ahmad

Sameen Ahmad

Freshman | Class of 2025
School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) | Major: Computer Science

Sameen is a freshman in the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science and is majoring in Computer Science. She has taken computer science courses since sixth grade and enjoys learning about cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data science. She was an intern at NOVA Web Development during her high school years and served as a Vice-Chair at Arlington Youth Philanthropy Initiative in her hometown Arlington, VA. She was also an Engineering Intern at the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab which is located at Virginia Tech. Ever since Sameen developed her passion for computer science, she has combined it with social change to strive to bring STEM opportunities to underrepresented communities. Sameen currently serves as the Co-Director of the Civil Rights Policy Sector at the Environmental Justice Coalition. It has been Sameen's goal to create the intersection between computer science and social change. While serving as an Entrepreneurial Fellow, Sameen hopes to learn about entrepreneurship and is excited to work with other Fellows and the Core Team.

Trinity Marshall

Trinity Marshall

Freshman | Class of 2025
Elliott School of International Affairs | Major: International Affairs, Concentration: Conflict Resolution, Minor: Russian Language

Trinity is a freshman in the Elliott School of International Affairs concentrating in Conflict Resolution and minoring in Russian. Trinity has participated in a variety of cultural organizations and clubs from a young age, connecting with many first generation students and families. She has experience in management and advertising through a series of part time jobs in retail. The culmination of these experiences has driven Trinity's passion for helping others to succeed by promoting their interests and individuality. She looks forward to assisting other students to achieve their goals and express themselves as they enter the workforce.

Anvitha Prasad

Anvitha Prasad

Senior | Class of 2022
School of Business | Major: Business Administration, Concentration: International Business & Marketing, Minor: Sustainability

Anvitha is a senior in the GW School of Business concentrating in International Business and Marketing, while minoring in Sustainability. She has international experiences with her organization Circle of Giving whose mission is to provide economic independence for struggling and indigenous artisans. Along with this, she was a consultant for MZZ Ventures at GW, where she has worked on a team to provide marketing recommendations for international organizations. Through these experiences, she is passionate about the intersectionality between international development, sustainability and innovation and is looking forward to working with like minded people!

Natasha Stallings

Natasha Stallings

Senior | Class of 2022
School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) | Major: Systems Engineering, Minor: Sustainability

Natasha is currently a senior at the George Washington University pursuing her bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering with a minor in Sustainability. She has a strong research background in molecular life sciences and device programming. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she has also been an active member of multiple GW organizations like the Black Student Union and the National Society of Black Engineers. Natasha navigates everyday problems, maintains an enthusiastic attitude, and a detail-oriented outlook in every project that she is a part of. While service as an Entrepreneurial Fellow, Natasha hopes to learn about entrepreneurship and is excited to work with other Fellows and the Core Team.

Simone Vaillancourt

Simone Vaillancourt

Junior | Class of 2023
School of Business | Major: Business Administration, Concentration: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Simone is a junior in the GW School of Business and is studying Business Administration with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about environmentalism and currently serves as the founder and CEO of a sustainable beauty packaging company. As a semifinalist in the 2020 GW New Venture Competition, Simone gained valuable feedback and skills that she plans to carry into this year's competition, as well as her role at the OI&E. While serving as an Entrepreneurial Fellow, Simone will assist the OI&E with event planning, marketing, and workshop development. In addition, she hopes to help craft events that focus on startup marketing and sustainability in entrepreneurship.

Mariam Zara

Mariam Zara

Senior | Class of 2022
School of Business | Major: Business Administration, Concentration: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Mariam is currently a senior in the GW School of Business concentrating in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. As an international student, Mariam has been exposed to and deeply values the range of cultural diversity as well as travelling abroad. She believes that her critical thinking and problem-solving skills will guide her in building her own social impact enterprise that will empower underprivileged women to seek opportunities in the workforce.