UIF Since: Spring 2019
University: Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
About Me: Nyssa is a recently graduated University Innovation Fellow wanting to continue to create change on and off campus. She is an undergraduate student at IUPUI pursuing American Sign Language/English Interpreting. She enjoys mixed martial arts, movies, travelling, and pictures of baby versions of animals.
Regarding UIF: She is a huge promoter of open design thinking, accepting all ways of thinking and all thought processes and understanding other people to make the best impact possible. By empowering other students with the ability to change their campus one problem at a time, she hopes that those students can then move on to bigger institutions and bring innovation anywhere they go. She has helped develop monthly innovation and design thinking workshops, and a recurring event on her campus called "Innovation Sprint", which is a semesterly event tackling a problem in teams from different scopes and perspectives through the design process.