Casey Carrillo has been appointed to the Board of Directors for SARSEF-Southern Arizona Research, Science, Engineering Foundation. SARSEF focuses on giving students the resources to become an effective employee and active citizen by teaching them how to solve real-world problems and think critically through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. SARSEF centers their attention and effort on underrepresented student populations, like minorities and females as well as schools located in rural settings that tend to be underserved.
Casey Carrillo, the Assistant Director for the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI), brings her passion for entrepreneurship and empowering people for success to her volunteer role at SARSEF. Casey Carrillo will join nine other community leaders on the SARSEF Board of Directors.
“Casey’s expertise and passion will bring an important perspective to our board, and I know that students will benefit from her thoughtful leadership. Her insights into entrepreneurship will be key in ensuring students involved with SARSEF know all of their career options in STEM,” SARSEF’s CEO, Julie Euber, shared.
Carrillo manages UACI’s regional cohort-based programming and facilitates renewable energy startups with through the American Made Challenge programing in coordination with the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab. She also coordinates the robust internship activities at UACI. Casey Carrillo was recently elevated from Program Manager to Assistant Director for her dedication and commitment to excellence. An Arizona native, Casey Carrillo graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education. She is also a member of the Tucson Young Professionals. Carrillo is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education at the University of Arizona.
About the UA Center for Innovation
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region. For nearly two decades, the program has directly served over 160 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. This is done by providing access to people, programming, and places that help entrepreneurs take their companies from idea to market. Startups go through a structured program that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisors, and community collaborators. UACI also provides access to service providers, industry cluster groups, interns, and connections to potential customers and strategic partners. Entrepreneurs utilize various physical spaces that include offices, wet and dry labs, meeting rooms, a prototyping center, collaboration areas, and the infrastructure to support these spaces. Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park, the UA Tech Park at The Bridges and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation.
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