Ashley Hennessey, a senior from Buffalo, New York majors in secondary social studies education in the School of Education. She has been a Shoemaker Scholar for two semesters.
Crimson Catalyst: What is the biggest impact Shoemaker Scholars have?
Inspiring students across different disciplines to create new things and make change. Helping students take the first step in making their ideas a reality, and helping them realize that everyone is capable of doing these things.
CC: How did you learn about the Shoemakers Scholars program?
AH:My older brother, Andrew, was a Shoemaker Scholar.
CC: What do you enjoy most about being a Shoemaker Scholar?
AH: Getting to learn from the other Scholars and their different perspectives.
CC: What is a common misconception students have about entrepreneurship and innovation?
That only business majors can succeed at them.
CC: How do you share insights with others, as an ambassador?
AH: I share my own experience about how being a part of the Shoemaker Scholars program has changed my college experience, and I tell them about the experiences of others who have benefited from our services.
CC: What are your own entrepreneurial endeavors?
AH: I do not currently have my own startup, but I founded an ambassador program in high school that helped integrate new students and families into the community.
This profile originally appeared on IU’s Crimson Catalyst blog.