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! 

 

Asia Jones

Asia Jones

Senior | Class of 2020
Milken Institute School of Public Health | Major: Public Health (Minor in Sustainability)

Outside of my dream to become an epidemiologist, I have a dream of becoming a social entrepreneur. My goal is to create a form of programming geared towards benefiting children of incarcerated parents. While I am unsure on how I will make this impact, I know that it is part of my plan for the future.

Janssen Keiger

Janssen Keiger

1st Year Masters | Class of 2021
Graduate School of Education and Human Development | Major: Higher Education Administration, Concentration: Policy and Finance

Janssen Keiger is a current Masters student in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development studying Higher Education Administration with a Policy and Finance concentration. In this track, Janssen hopes to create more innovative and effective pathways to college access for marginalized communities. He also hopes to study the effect of experiential learning on student success in higher education. While working for this office, Janssen will assist the I-Corps team with their programming, help manage social media, and be a leader in creating an instructional video series for the DC I-Corps region. Janssen graduated cum laude from Butler University with a B.A. in Strategic Communication with minors in Public Relations and Education.

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Jared Kern

Senior | Class of 2020
School of Engineering and Applied Science | Major: Mechanical Engineering

Jared Kern is a senior mechanical engineering student at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Throughout his academic career, Jared has explored the nuances of sustainable healthcare practices by researching and exploring complex biomechanical systems. He aspires to use his experiences and technical skills to provide long-term, effective solutions to underdeveloped communities. Jared plans to continue his focus on the intersectionality of strong business practices and innovative engineering in order to better the biomedical industry as a whole.

Zaniya Lewis

Zaniya Lewis

Senior | Class of 2020
Columbian College of Arts & Sciencecs | Major: Political Science

Zaniya Lewis is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Human Services and Social Justice. She is the Founder/CEO and Executive Director of the YesSheCanCampaign, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses live events and technology to provide educational resources and professional development to girls and young women nationwide. Her goal is to have a career in public service, law and government. Zaniya's mission is to inspire others to keep climbing and to use their passions to make a difference in the world.

Dhrumil Shah

Dhrumil Shah

2nd Year Masters | Class of 2020
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences | Major: Political Science, Minor: Human Services and Social Justice

Dhrumil Shah is an Athletic Community Advocate for Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do Inc. As a runner, powerlifter, and mental health advocate, he strives to understand how everyone can live their greatest life by enabling others to pursue their best health. He studies the mind-body connection as it pertains to population health while pursuing his Master's degree in Public Health in Physical Activity at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Mariam Zara

Mariam Zara

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

Mariam is currently a sophomore 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.