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.
cell: (413) 222 – 5400
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.
phone: (413) 274-7077