Michelle Joslyn is an undergraduate at Grand Valley State University studying Public, Non-Profit Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Budgeting 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.
Michelle wanted to continue the work that she started 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. Staying active on campus, she is also a member of the Design Thinking Academy, and Women’s Rugby Club. Michelle works for Michigan Health Information Network as a Project Management Intern, Hope Network as a Rehabilitation Technician, and LendGR as a Student Consultant. In her free time you can find her playing yard games, traveling, reading and scheming on the next big issue she wants to tackle.