University Innovation Fellowship

The following University Innovation Fellows have contributed to the success of the Office of University Initiatives.

Class of 2017-18

Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

EdD, Leadership and Innovation
MEd, Secondary Education and Teaching

Post Fellowship: Program Manager, Strategic Network Advancement, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

Aya Waller-Bey

Aya Waller-Bey

MPhil, Education
BA, Sociology

Post Fellowship: Doctoral Student in Sociology, University of Michigan

Joanna Zimmerman

Joanna Zimmerman

EdM, Technology and Innovation in Education
BA, Social Anthropology
BA, Economics

Post Fellowship: Assistant Director, Education for Humanity, EdPlus, ASU

Class of 2016-17

Tunga Lodato

Tunga Lodato

MA, Journalism
BA, Political Science

Post Fellowship: Assistant Director, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

Tamara Webb

Tamara Webb

EdD, International Education Development and Policy Studies
MPA (no concentration)
MA, Anthropology and Education
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies

Post Fellowship: Assistant Director of Global Freshman Academy, EdPlus, ASU

Class of 2015-2016

Lindsey Beagley

Lindsey Beagley

MPA, Nonprofit Management
BS, Psychology
BA, Spanish

Post Fellowship: Director of Social Embeddedness, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

Ted Cross

Ted Cross

Ed D, Organizational Leadership
Msed, Urban Education
MA, English
BA, English

Post Fellowship: Deputy Chief of Staff, EdPlus, ASU

Brittney Paulk

Brittney Paulk

MPA, Nonprofit Management
BS, Public Health, Health Care Administration

Post Fellowship: Fellow, University Innovation Alliance, ASU

Madison Sandy

Madison Sandy

PhD, Sociology
MA, Sociology
BA, Sociology

Post Fellowship: Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU

Class of 2014-2015

Ray Andrada

Ray Andrada

MA, Political Science
BA, Political Science 

Post Fellowship: Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU

Michael Meaney

Michael Meaney

MEd, Secondary Education
BS, International Politics

Post Fellowship: Project Manager, Education and Workforce Innovation, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

Bethany Weigele

Bethany Weigele

PhD, Molecular Microbiology
BS, Chemistry

Post Fellowship: Director, Lifelong Learning Initiatives, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

Class of 2013-2014

Trevor Eagle

Trevor Eagle

MS, Educational Organization and Leadership
BA, Psychology

Post Fellowship: Program Manager, Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, ASU

Jessica Eldridge

Jessica Eldridge

MEd, Education
BS, Economics and Marketing

Post Fellowship: Manager of Public Service Initiatives, College of Public Programs and Office of University Initiatives

Class of 2012-2013

Terah Crews

Terah Crews

MEd, Higher Education
MA, History
BA, Psychology and History

Post Fellowship: Assistant Chief of Staff, ASU Foundation for A New American University

Melanie Reilly

Melanie Reilly

MEd, Education
BA, Literature

Post Fellowship: Fellow, Education Outreach and Student Services, ASU

Class of 2011-2012

Hayfa Aboukier

Hayfa Aboukier

MEd, Elementary Education
BS, Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management 

Post Fellowship: Manager, Sustainability Initiatives and Programs, Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Ed Finn

Ed Finn

PhD, English and American Literature
BA, Comparitive Literature

Post Fellowship: Director, Center for Science and the Imagination, ASU

Daniil Gunitskiy

Daniil Gunitskiy

MEd, Secondary Education
BA, Political Science and History

Post Fellowship: Manager of Public Partnerships, Teach For America, Phoenix

Class of 2010-2011

Alicia Fremling

Alicia Fremling

MS, Education
BA, Political Science and Spanish

Post Fellowship: Fellow, Washington, D.C., Office of the President, ASU

Nikki Gusz

Nikki Gusz

MEd, Secondary Education
BA, American Studies

Post Fellowship: Innovation Developer, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

“The University Innovation Fellowship provides an ecosystem where you can consider the biggest challenges in education--and actually do something about them! When you're at a dynamic place like Arizona State University, you develop the ability to take risks and make a difference. You learn how to change the world around you.”

Class of 2009-2010

Audrey Iffert

Audrey Iffert

MA, Communication
BA, Communication 

Post Fellowship: Entrepreneur Catalyst, Office of University Initiatives, ASU

Maggie McGannon

Maggie McGannon

MEd, Education
BA, Political Science and Philosophy 

Post Fellowship: Law student, University of North Carolina School of Law

Chris Meierling

Chris Meierling

MSD, Design Research
BSD, Industrial Design

Post Fellowship: Human Factors Specialist, IDEO

Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies
BA, English

Post Fellowship: High School English Teacher, Kelley Educational Services

Jacqueline Smith

Jacqueline Smith

Doctor of Law (JD)
BA, Mathematics and Economics 

Post Fellowship: Director of Social Embeddedness, Office of University Initiatives, ASU