About // Staff


Lesley Robinson

Lesley Robinson


Vanessa Riley

Vanessa Riley

Part-Time Administrative Associate

About // Lesley Robinson

Robinson brings to the role a mix of experience in higher education, the nonprofit and business worlds and has a proven record of supporting both students and early-stage entrepreneurs. Most recently, Robinson worked as the head of Americas for INCO, a Paris-based global leader in the movement for a new economy, to support entrepreneurs at every stage of development.


Vanessa Riley

Catherine Scoggins

Part-Time Events Program Coordinator

Contracted through RED VELVET


Through the INCO Global Network, Robinson was the program director for the Tarmac TX accelerator, graduating two cohorts of social impact and environmentally focused startups. Robinson has also worked extensively in higher education, and she served as the director of the Global Engagement Office at St. Edward’s University in Austin, the assistant director for international programs at Princeton University and senior manager of


partnerships at Cross-Cultural Solutions, a nonprofit volunteer abroad organization. She also taught English abroad with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University, where her research is focused on assessing entrepreneurship curriculum with a gender lens.


Student Interns

Samantha Bryant

Samantha Bryant ’21

Business Honors and Marketing
Student Advisory Board,

Rashu Jain

Rashu Jain ’22

Business Honors, Finance, Mathematics
Student Advisory Board,

Jessica Sutherland

Jessica Sutherland ‘21

Creative Design,
Senior Intern

Eva Tirion

Eva Tirion ’22

Programs & Marketing,
Senior Intern

Student Managers

Jacqueline Giang

Jacqueline Giang ‘21

Student Manager

Celesia Smith

Celesia Smith ’21

Business Honors / Plan II Honors
Website Manager

Celesia Smith

Mia Grimes ’21

Radion, TV, Film
Video Production Manager