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CIL Team

Meet The CIL Team

The Swarthmore CIL is made up of compassionate and innovative leaders with a diversity of academic and professional experience. Scroll down to see the people that make the CIL so special.

Swing by the office anytime or email Katie to set up an appointment.

 

Staff

Katie Clark

Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership

Provost's Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6051
  2. Parrish Hall 117
Katie Clark

Samantha Coccerino

Administrative Assistant II

Provost's Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5636
  2. Parrish Hall LL36
Samantha Croce

Carl Sveen

Coordinator

Provost's Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3879
  2. Parrish Hall LL-36
Carl Sveen

Innovation Interns

Robert Epply

Robert Eppley '19

Robert is a senior Biology and Political Science major from Orinda, California. He has a keen interest in tech, and has worked for three funded startups and a VC in his time at Swarthmore. In addition to the CIL, Robert runs track at Swarthmore and is a campus ambassador for Rally Rd., a small startup which allows investors to buy and sell equity stake in vintage and exotic cars. 

Guin Mesh

Guin Mesh '19

Guin is a senior double major in Biology and Studio Art hailing from Pleasantville, New York. She captains the Women's Varsity Volleyball team and works as an RA in Dana in addition to working at the CIL. In her free time, Guin loves to knit, read books about typography, and stage dance-offs.

JJ

JJ Zeng '19

JJ is a senior double major in Political Science and French from Bloomington, Minnesota. She is a member of the Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, co-President of Swarthmore’s Roosevelt Institute, and Managing Editor of the Swarthmore International Relations Journal. Her favorite color is purple and she can recite the alphabet backwards.

 Helen Huh '21

Helen is a sophomore majoring in Astrophysics and minoring in Art History from Anaheim, California. Outside of CIL, she also interns at the Career Services office. In her free time, she enjoys watching/analyzing films as well as serving as a counselor for a leadership non-profit called CASC. Fun fact: she knows the How I Met Your Mother series forwards and backwards.

Francisco Verón Ferreira '19

Francisco is a double major in engineering and mathematics from Villarrica, Paraguay. As an engineer, innovation is something he thinks about constantly. Coming up with new ideas and leading the way to solve problems are very exciting and fun for him. Outside of the CIL, Francisco enjoys running in the Crum, taking photographs, and reading fiction novels. He is currently thinking about what the next engineering department prank should be!

Gilbert Guerra '19

Gilbert is a Senior from Milwaukee, WI pursuing an honors Political Science major and Philosophy minor. Outside of the CIL, he has worked as an admissions fellow and serves as the Chair of Swarthmore's AEI Executive Council as well as the Co-President of the Swarthmore Conservative Society. In his free time Gilbert teaches a small group of students how to box.

Robert Eppley '19

Robert is a senior Biology and Political Science major from Orinda, California. He has a keen interest in tech, and has worked for three funded startups and a VC in his time at Swarthmore. In addition to the CIL, Robert runs track at Swarthmore and is a campus ambassador for Rally Rd., a small startup which allows investors to buy and sell equity stake in vintage and exotic cars. 

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