Fellow:Jeni Weber

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Serving as UIF since: Fall 2016
School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
What she does now: content marketing for an education startup
What that means: she helps connect teachers with resources and opportunities
Contact her about: marketing, startups, traveling, and designing your life after graduation!
Email: jeniweber19@gmail.com

Jeni Weber earned her Bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She's spent the past few years doing marketing for education technology companies, seeing two companies through to acquisition. She currently works for an education startup that addresses the teacher shortage in the U.S. by connecting schools with online teachers.

Jeni's introduction to startups was in 2015 when she joined the first student-created startup company of UAB's Innovation Lab, Satterfield Technologies. She worked on business models, branding, and outreach. This work allowed her to rapidly learn through the Innovation Lab's mentors and hands-on experience. It was her initiation to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. Jeni became a University Innovation Fellow in the Fall of 2016, and attended the Silicon Valley Meetups in March 2017 and November 2017. Her work as a Fellow while in school involved creating and maintaining the UAB Makerspace, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.

But most of Jeni's work as a Fellow happened after graduating. Since 2018, Jeni has annually interviewed candidates for the University Innovation Fellows program. She's supported new fellows at campuses around the world through their 6-week UIF training and beyond. She helped host the Silicon Valley Meetups as a "FAB" in March 2022 and March 2023. She also wrote the article "A Guide to Sharing Your Work" for the first edition of Change Forward, a UIF publication. Jeni once took a personality test and discovered that 4 out of 5 of her top strengths have to do with empathizing with and supporting other people. She realized two things after taking that test: 1) what makes the UIF program so special to her is the human connection, and 2) her favorite way to contribute to the UIF program is to support incoming Fellows.

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