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:

 

Asawa
Pranav Asawa
Mechanical Engineering Technology
DI Fellow In Training

I am a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The DI Hub is a space to create and think out of the ordinary, and I am super excited to be a part of The DI Fellows program!

 

Michael Behr
Michael Behr
Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology
DI Fellow

Sophomore aeronautical systems engineering technology student at Kent State University.

 

Caldwell
Haley Caldwell
Master of Public Health
DI Fellow In Training

I am a Master of Public Health graduate student particularly interested in media literacy. Being a part of the DI Fellows program will open doors I never knew existed. It is incredible what can be done when we all work together!

 

Champaneri
Kalp Champaneri
Architecture and Construction Management
DI Fellow In-Training

It is very intriguing to be a part of a cross-disciplinary collaborative platform where we can collaboratively work on life-changing projects. I am super excited to be a part of the DI Fellows and broaden my skillsets. Apart from my academic curriculum, I possess a great passion for photography.

 

Cindrich
Nicholas Cindrich
Mechatronics Engineering Technology
DI Fellow In-Training

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

 

Anthony Coetzer-Liversage
Anthony Coetzer-Liversage
Public Health
DI Fellow

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
DI Fellow

Engineering technology sophomore. Design Innovation is our future.

 

Ford
Kayla Ford
Fashion Design
DI Fellow In-Training

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
DI Fellow

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
DI Fellow

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
DI Fellow

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
DI Fellow

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.

 

Meyer
Olivia Meyer
Fashion Merchandising
DI Fellow In Training

Seeing others empowered by the wonders of design and innovation makes me incredibly excited for the future of fashion, technology, and our world

 

Miskinis
Alena Miskinis
English, Piano Performance, and Psychology
DI Fellow

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.

 

Maroño
Tamy Maroño
Fashion Design
DI Fellow In Training

As a Design student I am excited to collaborate with others to explore different possibilities. Through empathy we can further conversations about fashion, technology, innovation, and design.

 

Amrth Ashok Shenava
Amrth Ashok Shenava
Computer Science
DI Fellow

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
Fashion Merchandising
DI Fellow In-Training

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
DI Fellow Alum

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
DI Fellow Alum

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.

 

Wen
Sophy Wen
Fashion Design, Theatre Performance
DI Fellow In Training

I am a Fashion Design major minoring in Theatre Performance. I am from Taiwan and happy to get involved with the DI Fellows program. I am looking forward to learning and creating many new things together!

 

Ray Yang
Ray Yang
Mechanical Engineering
DI Fellow Alum

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.