Humera Fasihuddin

Humera Fasihuddin

Co-Leader

Humera co-leads the University Innovation Fellows Program. She trains students to create lasting institutional impact that enhances the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus.

Prior to the University Innovation Fellows program, she worked for VentureWell and led the creation of numerous programs including the organization’s first foray in advanced venture training workshops, which today account for over half of the 501c(3)’s income. Before that, she created innovation networks between industry and the University of Massachusetts Amherst under an NSF Partnership for Innovation grant. Humera began her career at the publicly-traded UK firm Rexam, serving as product manager in their precision coated materials subsidiary. Humera holds an M.B.A. from UMass Amherst and a B.S. from Smith College.

email: humera@universityinnovation.org
cell: (413) 222 – 5400

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Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

Co-Leader

Leticia co-leads the University Innovation Fellows Program. She is also a lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), where she teaches Stanford students of all disciplines how to build their creative confidence to become engines of innovation in their own lives, and as members of teams and organizations.

Prior to the University Innovation Fellows program, she was the Deputy Director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), an NSF-funded initiative to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering education nationwide.

She has a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Stanford’s School of Medicine, and is a former member of the Research in Education & Design Lab (REDlab) at Stanford’s School of Education. Having witnessed the journey of students who are transformed by their experience at the d.school, bringing design thinking to more people beyond Stanford has become a priority for Leticia, and she has worked with hundreds of teachers and students of all ages, as well as corporate and non-profit leaders in the US and abroad. In the Summer of 2013, Leticia engaged thousands of people from over 130 countries in learning design thinking and applying the methodology to innovate in their contexts, via an experiential MOOC (http://novoed.com/designthinking).

email: britos@stanford.edu
phone: (650) 275 – 3248

Katie Dzugan

Katie Dzugan

Network Development Director

Katie is the Network Development Director for the University Innovation Fellows. She trains students to be change-agents on campus by encouraging students to take ownership over their learning and their peers future education.

Prior to the University Innovation Fellows, she helped support the program as a member of VentureWell. Katie is a University Innovation Fellow alumna. She helped develop Saluki Ventures, a student incubator at SIU Carbondale; the program helped her view her campus as an ecosystem and spread the idea of entrepreneurship to all disciplines. Katie is an advocate for the entrepreneurial mindset and continues to pursue this passion by expanding the national student movement through the University Innovation Fellows program. Katie holds an M.B.A., M.A. and B.S. from SIU Carbondale. For more background information, visit her LinkedIn profile.

email: katie@universityinnovation.org
phone: (413) 274-7077

Laurie Moore

Laurie Moore

Communications Director

Laurie directs the communications strategy for the University Innovation Fellows program and shares the stories of the students and faculty who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that defines the program’s mission.

Laurie has worked for ten years as a writer and editor for web and print, with experience in website management and graphic design. Prior to the University Innovation Fellows program, she was the communications director for the NSF-funded National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). She managed the Epicenter website and its content, social media accounts, media relations and email campaigns. She has also worked for the University of Southern California as the web editor for the USC Dornsife College, and as the web editor for Gayot.com.

email: laurie@universityinnovation.org
phone: (650) 561 – 6113