Fellow:Sophie Zehentner

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Sophie became a University Innovation Fellow Spring 2018. She is an undergraduate studying Marketing with minors in Innovation & Entreprenuership and Computer Information Systems at The University of Tulsa. Sophie is originally from Friendswood, TX, a suburb outside of Houston. Growing up, Sophie was heavily involved with sport teams. This was the start of her love of human connection and teamwork. Sophie’s love for sports, teamwork and handwork was the foundation to pursing a degree in Marketing. She will graduate Spring 2021.

At The University of Tulsa, Sophie is involved with various activities. Sophie's involvement in the Global Scholars Program is because of her love for travel. This program studies global issues, works on projects to better the community, and travels abroad. December of 2018, Sophie traveled to Panama with the Global Scholars program to meet with local entreprenurs and businesses to explore the process of helping those businesses burst into the American market. Sophie studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark her Spring 2019 semester. While Sophie is in Tulsa, she is involved in University Ambassadors, Aspiring Managment and Marketing Professionals, NOVA Fellowship and Chi Omega. 

In high school, Sophia was heavily involved in athletics, but also art and Student Council. She was Secretary of Student Council and Vice President of National Art Honor Society. She competed in a nation-wide competition, VANS Custom Culture. This competition was to design and paint four pairs of blank VANS shoes based on local flavor, music, art, and sport. The team had to design the shoes then market the shoes to gain votes. Sophie was the Team Lead and the team received 2nd place out of 3000 schools. The team won the Art Department $20,000. The experience with the VANS competition jumpstarted her interest in working in a creative environment with a team. Sophia wants to make a lasting impact on her campus and learn from her impact to apply to the real world after graduation.

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