Fellow:Joey Gruber

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Joey Gruber
School (Cohort)
University of Nebraska Omaha (2020 cohort)
Majoring in
IT Innovation & Communication
United States


Joey Gruber is a University Innovations Fellow Candidate and is her third year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is currently studying IT Innovation and Communication with a minor in Sustainability.

Joey has been very involved in SustainUNO, an action-oriented, environmental organization, where she currently serves as president. Through her time in this organization, she has worked alongside peers to rebuild the organization, created Call to Actions to send to her university administrators, and hopes to empower students to follow their sustainable passions and create positive change at UNO. Joey was also previously involved in the Honors Program as a second-year representative and peer mentor. Throughout her college career, she has also served in leadership roles in the Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Ambassadors Network, Student Government, and more.

Joey also serves as an undergraduate researcher and chief bot developer at the Center for Collaboration Science at UNO. There, she develops and conducts research surrounding chatbots, holograms, robots, and 3D models.

Joey's areas of interest are intersectionality, sustainability, social justice, technology, and mental health. She loves to discuss and learn about climate change, leadership, interpersonal communication, gender, advocacy, and more. Outside of her responsibilities, you can typically find Joey outside enjoying nature, thrifting, tending to her many plant babies, at a local coffee shop, or enjoying ice cream.


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