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Julia Haried

Julia Haried

MakerGirl co-founder | Deloitte audit, assurance senior | Class of 2015

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.”