Marisa Patel-O’Connor

Major: Information Systems, Entrepreneurship

Minor: Computer Science

Academic Year: Junior 

Hometown: Peoria, Illinois


What are you most looking forward to this year in the Shoemaker Scholars? What is one thing you hope to accomplish?

I’m really looking forward to getting to know the other scholars as people working on projects within the Shoebox. As a scholar, I’m hoping to foster more connections between students and the resources out there for them to start projects of their own via more marketing in each individual schools.


What innovative or entrepreneurial projects are you working on this year? 

I’m not working on anything currently.


What’s one piece of advice you have for IU students with regard to innovation and entrepreneurship? 

Ask for help! There are so many people and resources that are more than willing to help out students! Take advantage of them.