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Social Entrepreneurship Group

Val Rodriguez

Val RodriguezSocial Entrepreneurship – is the Social Entrepreneurship Project Manager and the co-founder of Driftour. Her role within the DMC is to cultivate and develop opportunities for undergraduate students in the field of social entrepreneurship. Through the coordination of social entrepreneurship events, the mentorship of student social entrepreneurs, and the management of social entrepreneurship research interns, her role focuses on the budding social entrepreneurial ecosystem emerging at FSU. See staff section for contact information

Leesa Newbon

Leesa Newbon - Interdisciplinary Social Sciences - is a social entrepreneurship research assistant. Newbon's research at the DMC focuses around government transparency and effectiveness measurement tools. She plans to utilize her education to start a nonprofit organization that focuses on eliminating illiteracy in low income communities. Leesa's passion for social justice and knowledge drives her research and involvement on campus.

Kristen Carpenter

Kristen Carpenter - International Affairs - is a social entrepreneurship research assistant at the Devoe L. Moore Center. Her research focuses on women empowerment in the Middle East through social entrepreneurship. She is a senior at Florida State University studying International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies.