Fellow:Michelle Joslyn

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Michelle Joslyn is an undergraduate at Grand Valley State University studying Business Management with an emphasis in Management Information Systems on a Pre-Med track. Originally from Cereal City USA (Battle Creek, MI), Michelle came to Grand Valley undecided what she wanted to study, but with an excitement to learn anything and everything. After talking with mentors, and taking the Honors College course, Design Thinking for Social Product Innovation her Freshman year she fell in love with the innovation process and how she has been able to apply it to her studies and work in the medical field. 

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Michelle wanted to continue her work that she completed in her Freshman Design Thinking for Social Product Innovation course, and with the help of her professor, Michelle and her friends (past UIF Fellows) started the Social Innovation Club on Grand Valley’s campus. This is an interdisciplinary club that takes student innovators into the problems in the Grand Rapids/Grand Valley community and works to create change and solve those problems through the Design Thinking process. She is also a member of the Design Thinking Academy, and Women’s Rugby Club.  Michelle had the opportunity this past summer to study abroad in Ghana for five weeks though the Honors Cultural Exchange & Service Learning at Grand Valley. 

Outside of class, work and homework Michelle loves to play around with various coffee brewing techniques, hike local parks, play Rugby, go on runs, explore other cultures and design workouts for her friends. 

Michelle has a favorite quote by Chief Tecumseh, about living a life through service of your people, respecting all and groveling to none. Michelle, above all else, loves using her time to volunteer at the local hospital and at the VA Medical Center, as well as leading events about innovation and community betterment. She also works as a Rehab Technician at Hope Network, a residential program that serves people with brain and spinal cord injuries. 

Reach out, send me a message! I am always down for a good conversation and am interested in hearing about you and anything you are (or aren’t quite yet) working on. I’d love to get to know you and be apart of your team!

Email: joslynm@mail.gvsu.edu
Phone: (269) 317-3309

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