Thalia Mendoza: First Impressions of StarterStudio

This past spring semester was certainly one for the books. I was challenged, like I had never been challenged before. COVID life definitely presented me and many others with some struggles. These same struggles made it difficult for me to accept the transition from in person to online. However, the most difficult part was adaptingContinue reading “Thalia Mendoza: First Impressions of StarterStudio”

David Wedderburn: My Responsibilities and Research Project

As the start date for my interview time quickly approaches, I am preparing myself to be immersed in the world of startup companies and VC firms. In the coming week, I will be introduced to the rest of the Tampa Bay Wave team and begin my 10-week internship with the organization. Throughout my internship withContinue reading “David Wedderburn: My Responsibilities and Research Project”

Nicholis Perez: The Hospitality Industry Post-Pandemic

I am proud to have joined Starter Studio for the Summer of 2021, a nonprofit accelerator that supports Central Florida tech startup founders with educational programming, coaching, funding, and other resources. During my time at Starter Studio I will be working closely with Robert E. Reed, a mentor and Ideation Stage Accelerator leader at Starter StudioContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: The Hospitality Industry Post-Pandemic”

Thalia Mendoza: Understanding the Role of Mentorship

My interest in entrepreneurship, was certainly a relatively new one. It would be hypocritical of me to tell everyone, “I was always interested in entrepreneurship/business”, because that is simply not the case. I always considered myself to be a lifelong learner. I attempted to read about as many topics and issues as I possibly could,Continue reading “Thalia Mendoza: Understanding the Role of Mentorship”

Shemar Charles: Domi Station and the Future of Remote Work

For what I will be doing while interning at Domi Station, our meetings will consist of meeting over zoom for the first half of the summer. As means to support social distancing but gradually overtime will be working in face to face alongside Ms. Powers and fellow members of Domi Station. So far what IContinue reading “Shemar Charles: Domi Station and the Future of Remote Work”

William Zak: Identifying Best Practices for Dealing with Pandemic Isolation

My name is William Zak and I have had the honor of receiving the David B. Ford Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award. I am a rising junior from Norfolk, Virginia. I am often asked why I chose to attend college so far away from home. I respond by telling people that when I firstContinue reading “William Zak: Identifying Best Practices for Dealing with Pandemic Isolation”

Aoife Trotter: Investigate How Attitudes and Beliefs May Impact Psychopathology

My name is Aoife Trotter and I am a second-year psychology student at Florida State University. This year I participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic (ABHC) under Dr. Brad Schmidt. Specifically, I was assigned to work on a pilot studyContinue reading “Aoife Trotter: Investigate How Attitudes and Beliefs May Impact Psychopathology”

Atilla Sulker: Developing New Forms of Learning Assessment

Since my freshmen year, I have been the Chief Strategy Officer of Blue Ocean Discover, a local EdTech startup. In addition to myself, our team consists of two graduate students (one in mechanical engineering, the other in instructional design), an entrepreneurship student, a chemistry Ph.D. and former researcher at the MagLab. The company’s overarching missionContinue reading “Atilla Sulker: Developing New Forms of Learning Assessment”

Elizabeth Schutte: Conservation through Penguineering

I believe that communication is one of the most vital, fundamental aspects of society. The world runs on communication, and any progress would be made impossible without it; communication is the key aspect in changing the world. This dedication has led me to major in public relations, which opened an opportunity for me to workContinue reading “Elizabeth Schutte: Conservation through Penguineering”

Alexa Scalchunes: Religious Freedom in Post-Colonial Countries

My name is Alexa Scalchunes and I am a current second year student at FSU. I am an international affairs major and an economics minor, with a specific interest in international development. At Florida State, I have enjoyed taking classes in sociology, geography, and religion. Additionally, I have had amazing opportunities through the Global ScholarsContinue reading “Alexa Scalchunes: Religious Freedom in Post-Colonial Countries”