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Kiera Rust

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Kiera Rust is a transfer student from the University of Alaska Anchorage to Washington State University. Once her experiences led her to engineering, she moved to Washington to challenge her potential as a student and as a person. Since arriving at WSU, she has decided to work for a minor in business administration while pursuing her major in mechanical engineering.
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Kiera was immediately interested in the Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Institute upon arriving at Washington State. She learned very quickly that her engineering interests lie in the heart of the business world and near entrepreneurship and innovation. The Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Institute works closely with its cohorts to build the soft skills required to fulfill Kiera’s ultimate career goals. Through networking within this club, Kiera was led to University Innovation Fellows.

It is Kiera’s goal that her experiences will eventually lead to a career at the heart of innovation and business, where new ideas meet the marketplace. On her campus, she is focused on challenging the way students approach their individual disciplines and changing higher education in a way that produces more well-rounded and prepared students. She is passionate about changing the paradigm around the separation of colleges within a campus so that students will better understand the bigger picture of industry before graduation. She will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in May of 2019.

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University Innovation Fellows Spring 2017: Kevin Wolfrom, Kiera Rust, Alyssa Norris, Bardya Banihashemi