Alumni News Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurship Program Is Back

January 24, 2023

A Hawks in Flight Feature

The Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program will once again take place after a three-year hiatus. This immersive internship opportunity allows motivated students to explore their aspirations in and around social entrepreneurship, innovation and social impact.

Students begin the program with a one-credit course that provides an introduction to the tenants of design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation. Provided during spring break, the fellows will participate in a week-long immersion program in Los Angeles and San Francisco where students visit some of the most innovative and well-known global organizations, including Pixar, Instagram, Ideo, and Stanford University d.School & Center for Social Innovation.

Program participants are identifying organizations to work with that have a social impact that align with their values and interests. So far, this year’s group has chosen to work in fields including healthcare access and equity, racial equity and equality, and environmental justice.

This year’s cohort of the Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program has been selected. They are:

  • Wesley Bruce ’25, Rochester, NY
  • Samantha (Sam) Caceres ’25, Lynbrook, NY
  • Nicole Chaora ’24, The Grange, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Sarah Kipruto ’24, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Abigail McCleary ’25, Monroe, NY
  • Kaitlyn Montgomery ’23, Massena, NY

The program is made possible through the continued generosity of Simon Baker ’93. You’ll be hearing more about the program throughout the spring semester, but for more information, visit the program webpage.