Serving as UIF since: Fall 2016
School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
What she does now: digital marketing and community management for an edtech startup
What that means: she helps teachers and students with a new tool for grading and analyzing learning
Contact her about: marketing, startups, traveling, art, coffee, makerspaces, and designing your life after graduation!
Jeni Weber earned her Bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
She now works for an education technology startup that uses AI to read and grade student handwriting, saving teachers time and offering them deeper insights into student performance. She does marketing, illustration, content creation, customer support, and product quality assurance. Being able to wear many hats is what she loves most about the startup environment.
Jeni's introduction to startups was in 2015 when she worked with the first student-created startup company of UAB's Innovation Lab. This work allowed her to rapidly learn through hands-on experience, and was her initiation to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. She became a University Innovation Fellow in the Fall of 2016. Her work as a Fellow involved creating the UAB Makerspace, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. She enjoyed helping the space grow and facilitating educational events there.
Jeni graduated in April of 2017, but she continues to contribute as a University Innovation Fellow by interviewing students for the program and supporting new fellows through UIF training.
Since graduating, Jeni has implemented the design thinking she learned from UIF to her life by prototyping different careers and being open to opportunities. She's done freelance marketing, worked as a yoga studio assistant, and spent a year traveling and teaching English in Thailand and Bulgaria. Her current job integrates those experiences, as well as her love of fast-paced startup culture. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado.