WHAT WE DO
The Office of Innovation founded Zuventurez to raise up entrepreneurs and startup founders across Azusa Pacific University’s community to help them launch kingdom-focused startups. Each member of our team plays a vital role in equipping the teams with the resources, connections, and tools to walk them through each stage of their business. We consider the Office of Innovation somewhat of a dream team; light-hearted individuals who work together in the most fun and lit way.

 


OUR OFFICE

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JAY SHERER
Director of Innovation and Entreprenuership

If Jay could live anywhere, it would be Disneyworld, specifically on the Island of Star Wars Land.

If Jay were to start a business, it would be a for-profit radio host for a smooth jazz station 88.8 AM, which would only play at night. 

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YULI PEREZ
Assitant Director of Innovation and Entreprenuership

If Yuli could live anywhere, it would be Kawaii, so she could master the art of photographing sunrises.

If Yuli were to start a business it would be health and wellness CPG company.


 
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LEANNE FULLER
Marketing Intern

If Leanne could live anywhere, she probably wouldn't leave California due to her fear of cold weather.

If Leanne were to start a business, it would be a line of stylish eyeglass chains or a celebrity-inspired panini bar. 

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GIULIANNA ARZA
Events Intern

If Giulianna could live anywhere, she would live in Italy because her great grandparents immigrated from there so she has a deep appreciation of the culture and cuisine. She loves traveling, and being in Italy gives her easy-access to the rest of Europe!

If Giulianna were to launch a business, it would be a Café or bakery inspired by her family background! She has a passion for pastries and good ground coffee. She loves that people can connect over a good cup of coffee and wants to be the provider of these experiences.

 


VETERAN INTERNS

 
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LETI TOMELLOSO
Events Intern

If Leti could live anywhere, it would be in Spain as long as she could bring her big family with her.

If Leti were to start a business, she would open a small coffee shop on the beach in Spain that provided jobs to people who are trying to get back on their feet. Not only serving delicious coffee but also serving the community by giving people a second chance!

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MATTANIAH AYTENFSU
Graphic Design Intern

Pronounced "muh-tanya"

If Mattaniah could live anywhere, it would be San Francisco because she loves the city, its innovative and tech culture, the weather, and most importantly, the clam chowder. 

If she were to start a business, she would start an educational non-profit that is focused around getting more minority groups in technology and STEM.

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BETHANY TORKELSON
Communications Intern

If Bethany could live anywhere in the world she'd be on the Amalfi Coast because of its rich culture, vibrant colored waters and homes, and its mouth-watering cuisine. 

If Bethany were to start a business, it would be a coffee shop within a conservatory. She lives for warm weather, flowers and rich coffee culture so she would love a little oasis she could go to and enjoy all three at once!