Thank you for visiting my Innovation and Entrepreneurship E-Portfolio! My name is Marisa Aleguas and I am a student at Duke University majoring in Public Policy Studies and pursuing the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. This site displays my experiences surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship and exemplifies why I decided to pursue it, reflections on my coursework, and key takeaways I have garnered from my I&E experiences. To learn more about the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate at Duke, please visit the program website:

The I&E Certificate has equipped me to work in an array of fields. Last summer I had the opportunity to work in sales at Procter & Gamble. The summer before I participated in a service learning trip through Duke Engage Thailand. The summer before that I worked in a startup tactical asset allocation fund. The classes that the I&E Certificate have to offer are of immense value to any career path.

In addition to my entrepreneurial ventures, I hope to obtain my certification to become a yoga instructor. Yoga helps give me mental clarity, and I would love to be able to teach it as a side job. I hope to have the ability to make a real difference in the world one day on whatever career path I choose. One of my strengths is creativity, and if I could hone that ability to solve a problem in society I would consider my career to be a success.