Luz Perez (’20), a triple major in Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement, is this spring’s Blackstone Launchpad engagement scholar at Syracuse University. The engagement scholar position was created as a part of LaunchPad’s goal to increase social enterprise ventures across the campus.
Throughout her time at Syracuse, Perez has become interested in merging the campus community with the Syracuse city community in order to create impact and sustainability through social entrepreneurial efforts. Her involvement with a variety of departments and organizations both on and off campus has inspired her to focus on assessing community needs and finding solutions through interdisciplinary thinking (or interconnectivity of different groups).
As this semester’s Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar, Perez will assist professional staff in programming with a focus on social entrepreneurship and civic ventures. The goal is to encourage more students to think about and get engaged in civic entrepreneurship. She will be helping increase the participation and communication between students engaged in entrepreneurship across the campus, and organize and implement programs to include guest speakers, panels, workshops, and idea competitions.