DI Fellows

DI Fellows are students from Kent Campus, our Regional Campuses, NEOLaunchNET universities and other universities across the U.S. who will work in cohorts on short workshops and training sessions; then be curated into collaborative teams to participate/compete in challenge-style events, such as the hackathons and challenge-based charrettes. These individuals include:

 

Michael Behr
Michael Behr
Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology

Sophomore aeronautical systems engineering technology student at Kent State University.

 

Cindrich
Nicholas Cindrich
Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Building and pursuit of learning about the technologies of the world keeps me going.

 

Anthony Coetzer-Liversage
Anthony Coetzer-Liversage
Public Health

I am a Fulbright alumnus working on my Ph.D. in public health, with a specialization in prevention sciences. I am looking into theory development for the implementation of innovations.

 

Eddy
Jillian Eddy
Engineering Technology

Engineering technology sophomore. Design Innovation is our future.

 

Ford
Kayla Ford
School of Fashion

I am a fashion design major with minors in textiles and marketing. To put it simply, I enjoy creating things. Being a DI Fellow allows me to explore new possibilities and avenues to bring my vision of the future of fashion to life.

 

Delonte Goodman
Delonte Goodman
Mechatronics Engineering

I am a sophomore at Kent State, majoring in mechatronics engineering. I am involved in DI to gain experience and work with others in events such as hackathons and scientific research.

 

Apoorva Jain
Apoorva Jain
Fashion Design

Hi! I am a junior in fashion design at Kent State, ready to graduate in May ’21. I am from India and moved to the States almost three years back. I am a Kent Student Ambassador.

 

Caleb Joyner
Caleb Joyner
Applied Engineering: Technology Management

Senior applied engineering: technology management major. Avid numismatist and entrepreneur. Making, repairing, repurposing, and teaching and inspiring others are my greatest pursuits.

 

Luke Leyden
Luke Leyden
Computer Engineering Technology

I am a sophomore in computer engineering technology with a theatrical lighting minor. I enjoy creating and making with a variety of tools and DI is the place for opportunity.

 

Miskinis
Alena Miskinis
English, Piano Performance, and Psychology

Avid learner, researcher, and collaborator. Passionate about the DI initiative to foster communication through empathy and winner of the 2019 Mission Life competition and 2020 concerto competition.

 

Amrth Ashok Shenava
Amrth Ashok Shenava
Computer Science

I am a student, but also entrepreneur, writer/blogger/podcaster and motivational speaker. The roles require me to think differently and innovatively, which is why I joined DI Fellows.

 

Sierzputowski
Jacquie Sierzputowski
School of Fashion

I am a Junior Fashion Merchandising student who is pursuing a minor in Marketing and Economics. The Kent State University Design Innovation Initiative is breaking down barriers and I am happy to be a part of it.

 

Kelsey Smith
Kelsey Smith
Biology

I am a junior biology (organismal) major, with a psychology minor. I learned about DI in a Biodesign Challenge class I really enjoyed, so I wanted to get involved outside the classroom.

 

Khalil Thompson
Khalil Thompson
Digital Media Production

I am a digital media production major. I got invested in Design Innovation after taking the intro class last semester. Since then I've kept my eye out for anything DI.

 

Ray Yang
Ray Yang
Mechanical Engineering

Ray Yang, a senior mechanical engineering technology major at Kent State, is an automotive enthusiast who hopes to work in converting older cars into electric vehicles.