Tiffany Chen, a Brown CS undergraduate student, has just been named a Changemaker Fellow by Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) in Providence, RI. She was honored at a ceremony held on October 5, 2016, at SEG’s co-working space, the SEG Hub, along with nine other recipients of the Changemaker Fellowship.
The Changemaker Fellowship is a unique statewide effort to integrate students from Rhode Island’s 11 universities in the effort to increase awareness and resources for student entrepreneurs across the state. With the support of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Fellows will take entrepreneurship programming, activities, and ideas to the next level at their schools by connecting student entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities. Each of the nine Fellows receives a stipend of $1500 for their year of service.
“I’m incredibly excited to be a Changemaker Fellow,” says Tiffany. “I believe that this experience will help me work towards my dream of changing the world through social impact in the educational and creative field.” Chen is a Computer Science and Economics major. She lived in Taipei, Taiwan for seven years and currently lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In addition to her strong interests in design and tech-ed, Tiffany also enjoys long-distance running and drawing. On Brown's campus, she is Co-Director for Hack@Brown's Experience team and the Editor in Chief for the Intercollegiate Finance Journal.
"The Social Enterprise Greenhouse provides a unique and incredibly valuable service to young, driven entrepreneurs in Rhode Island. The Changemaker Fellowship seeks to cultivate those exceptional students and recent graduates who have the potential to make considerable impacts on both their local business communities and the state's workforce and economy. Every dollar we can put toward connecting them with tools for success is a dollar well spent, and we are very proud to help support Tiffany on her journey," says Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor.
Kelly Ramirez, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse, says, “supporting ‘Do Well, Do Good’ businesses has to begin even before entrepreneurs know they have an idea. Fostering these students to think outside the box, and giving them the tools to think about entrepreneurship at a time when they are thinking about their future, is a great way to keep our talent pool in Rhode Island. It’s our belief that Rhode Island is poised to become the ‘Socially Responsible State’ and we are glad to play a role in promoting that vision across our state's college campuses.”