The intersection of infrastructure implementation and community stewardship
Cheyanne Harris is pursuing her M.S. in civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis. She received her B.S. in civil engineering from University of the Pacific in 2017 and developed a passion for sustainable infrastructure while studying in Japan.
Prior to graduate school, Harris worked at an environmental engineering consulting firm on pipeline and pump station design projects. A native of Sacramento, she is interested in exploring opportunities for entrepreneurship at the intersection of infrastructure implementation and community stewardship.
What drew you to the Business Development Fellowship program?
The opportunity to collaborate with peers while learning entrepreneurial fundamentals. Deepening connections with people in industries outside of my own also appealed to me, as this will be a new and different experience from my academic and professional background.
What excites you about growing your entrepreneurial mindset?
I am excited to boldly explore and create while growing my entrepreneurial mindset. I value multidisciplinary collaboration, and my involvement in the fellowship program provides an opportunity to do so.
What does innovation mean to you?
Innovation is using existing practices, tools and approaches to create something new. Courage, optimism and creativity are essential elements that comprise true innovation.