Lucía Rodríguez is a University Innovation Fellow since Spring 2018 and an undergraduate student studying to be an Accountant at “Universidad de Montevideo” in Uruguay. In fact, she is also studying Business and Administration and therefore, hopefully, she would obtain a double degree. Lucía is originally from Florida, a small town located a hundred kilometers away from Montevideo, Uruguay`s capital city, where she lived until 2016 when she moved to Montevideo in order to attend university. There, she was exposed to the University Innovation Fellows program and had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Meetup. Since then her life changed, she feels motivated and empowered to improve the collaborative environment at her campus together with the growing crew of fellows.
In the capital city she moved to her grandfather`s flat and since then she has been interested in improving the way elderly people live in certain aspects such as accommodation and social relationships. However, this is something that has just started and she hopes to come up with a project that could improve the life of old people in her country soon.
Lucía is passionate about creating relationships and connecting people. In fact, on her campus, she is interested in generating spaces where students from different disciplines work together in projects and come up with disruptive ideas.