Fellow:Brian Porter

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Hello everyone, I am Brian Porter, currently a student at the University of North Dakota pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management while also attempting to achieve a minor in Leadership. I am originally from Waconia, Minnesota where I lived with my family of 6, played baseball, basketball, football, and received my High School Diploma. After becoming a student at UND, I always had ambition to do as much as I could for my peers and the University. I began my journey of becoming a student leader by joining the Fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon where I took on roles as the Recruitment Chair and the Social Relations Chair. From there, other opportunities started to present themselves like the Order of Omega which is a Greek Honor Society focused on having a positive impact on their community through philanthropy. Next, due to the help of our University's PanCratz Career Center, I was able to find an Internship with Textron Aviation which is an airplane and jet manufacturer. Within Textron Aviation, I was an Integrated Supply Chain Intern that worked in the Procurement department of Interiors and Avionics. In Conclusion, I am excited to begin my last year of school at UND and look forward to what I have to offer the University Innovation Fellows and what the Fellows have to offer me.

I believe that the University Innovation Fellows not only gives me the opportunity to innovate and have a positive impact on my school but also gives me the chance to pass that opportunity on to the rest of my fellow students. I want my peers to understand that their path is determined by themselves alone and through the network of the Innovation Fellows I can help my fellow students reach this understanding.  I have the passion to create a change that is going to have a positive impact on either my peers, university, community, or even the world while taking on as many different perspectives along the way.

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University Innovation Fellows

Fall 2016:

Atle Alexander Berglie Johansen

Brian Porter

Jonathan Puhl

Spring 2016:

Daniel Daffinrud

Emily O'Brien

Fall 2015:

Benjamin Olson