It all started as a class assignment, from Professor Noah Isserman to his social entrepreneurship students.
Their task: “to address ‘what bothered us,’" Julia Haried says.
Her response: a project that the two-degree accountancy grad proudly proclaims led to “educating 3,000-plus girls in how to 3D print and into being a leader in the start-up education space through my social-purpose not-for-profit.”
Introducing ... MakerGirl.
“The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is where I found the grounded, inspiring and committed ecosystem for social entrepreneurship that makes this university the leading school for people wanting to make a difference in the world, no matter the field,” Haried says. “This opportunity allowed me to ‘be a woman for others’ that my Jesuit education and homeschooled education instilled in me.
“From the bottom of my heart to yours, thank you Urbana-Champaign and Noah Isserman for your commitment to the success of my life and the lives of all #MakerGirls in the world.”