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Jill Puckett

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Serving as UIF Since: Spring 2017
School: Western Michigan University
What she does now: Market Development Specialist, Kalsec
What that means: researches spices and food trends to help keep the business on trend and on track toward success

Contact her about: bringing innovation to your campus; staying involved after graduation; innovation funding; uiFresh; diversity; makerspaces; cats; marketing & market research  
Email: jcpuc14@gmail.com

Hi friends! My name is Jill and I am a 2017 Fellow from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I graduated from WMU in April 2018 and have been working as a Market Development Specialist (doing market research) at Kalsec in Kalamazoo since then. When I'm not at work, I love to chill with my cats and friends, be outside (kayaking, hiking, camping, etc) and work on side projects. 

While I was in school, I worked on several projects with the help of UIF and my training, including growing our makerspace, establishing design thinking workshops in First Year Experience courses, and establishing a Student Projects Fund. One of my favorite aspects of my UIF experience was getting to work with so many passionate individuals from all walks of life and different educational backgrounds. I am a firm believer that diverse teams are the best teams!

Please feel free to get in touch any time via email (listed above). I would love to hear from you!