Heather Neuwirth '08

Director of Programs for the Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship. 

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After graduating in 2008 as an English Literatures and Italian joint major, Heather Neuwirth returned to Middlebury College in 2011 to help launch the Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Heather currently works with students in creative, innovative and entrepreneurial programs including: Old Stone Mill, Midd Ventures Community, MiddChallenge, The Hunt, Projects for Peace, MiddSTART, TEDx Middlebury, Tree House Fund and New Millennium Fund. She also works with faculty on programs in Global Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Oratory, and the MiddCORE leadership, innovation and collaboration course. She is Middlebury College’s Clinton Global Initiative University staff liaison and mentor, an Ashoka U Change Leader, Middlebury’s LaunchVT Collegiate liaison and serves on Middlebury’s Projects for Peace selection committee. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont, volunteers as a counselor at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut and proudly serves on the Board of VSECU, a credit union devoted to improving the lives of all Vermonters.

Contact Heather Neuwirth:

hneuwirth@middlebury.edu

802.443.5961

118 South Main Street, Middlebury VT 

Meron Benti '19

Creativity & Innovation Associate

Meron is originally from Ethiopia, but has also lived in Italy and Okaland, CA. She graduated in May 2019 from Middlebury as an Anthropology major with minors in French and African Studies. As a student Meron was invloved with a few of the opportunities at the Innovation Hub including the Social Entreprenurship Fellows and Changemakers program and MiddCORE. She was also a Davis Projects for Peace grant recipient and a Reflection Friday speaker. Meron is very excited to advise students with their entrepreniural, socially impactful and creative initiatives by exposing them to the many ways in which the Innovation Hub can support them. 

As the Creativity and Innovation Associate, Meron works with students in creative, innovative and entrepreneurial programs including: Old Stone Mill, Midd Ventures Community, MiddChallenge, The Hunt, Projects for Peace, MiddSTART, TEDx Middlebury, Tree House Fund and New Millennium Fund.

Contact Meron Benti:

mbenti@middlebury.edu                                                                  

802.443.3285

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