As a Fellow in the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab, Michelle is researching innovative methods of increasing urban entrepreneurship in D.C. among underrepresented groups. Michelle’s research specialities focus on marginalized populations such as women and children, and she has conducted formal consulting work for UNICEF, the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Defense, and a host of local nonprofits in the Charlottesville area. Prior to joining the Lab, Michelle held positions at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Michelle has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of Virginia.
As a Fellow in the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab, Henry Crochiere is researching Green Infrastructure and reaching out to different cities and counties across the country who would be the best candidate for such a project. Henry is a rising Fourth Year at the University of Virginia studying Economics and Spanish. Henry is the current president of the Inter-Fraternity Council as well as the co-chair of Pancakes for Parkinson's, U.Va.'s largest student-run philanthropy. Henry wants to pursue a career in consulting or impact investing after he graduates.
Adam is a Third Year at the University of Virginia studying Economics and Computer Science. Adam has extensive experience with social enterprises as a member of the SE@UVA Student Advisory Board, winner of the Enactus Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition, and co-founder of microHub. microHub is a venture that provides data analytics and predictive modeling to local NGOs and was launched during the summer of 2016 in Kibuye, Rwanda. Adam hopes to continue studying the relationship between the private and public sectors and eventually run his own social enterprise focused on the entertainment industry.
As a Fellow in the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab, Will Leas is researching how the use of Green Infrastructure and Environmental Impact Bonds can solve the problem of Combined Sewer Overflows. Will is a rising Fourth Year at the University of Virginia studying Public Policy and Foreign Affairs. Apart from his specific interest in Security and Defense Policy, he is interested in social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Will is the sponsorship chair of TEDxUVA, and the Vice-President of the Virginia Ski and Wakeboard Team. He hopes to continue studying the relationship between the public and private sectors after graduation, and start his own social venture.
As a Fellow in the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab, Stefano Rumi is researching the expansion of affordable low-income housing in urban areas across the United States. A third year Jefferson and Echols Scholar at the University, Stefano’s academic passion lies in researching sustainable social policy to address poverty and social inequity in today’s society. As a student board member of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, Stefano pushed to bring more opportunities to student entrepreneurs interested in social change. He is currently in his final year of a BA in Sociology and Social Entrepreneurship. Stefano lives off Cabell Avenue with two opossums and a tabby cat (all named Olivier) who can be found romping around in the front yard on a sunny day.
SE@UVA is located at the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, 235 McCormick Rd., Charlottesville, VA, 22904, (434) 243-3728