Jax Collins

A recent graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Jax Collins currently serves as Program Development Specialist for the TFC. Jax hails from the small town of King George on the east coast of Virginia. Attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, she studied sociology and consequently developed a strong interest in institutions, power, and religion.

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Niccolo Roditti

Niccolo’s approach to any project or job is centered around the notion that mutual care is violence prevention. This stems from early interest in violence free living while studying abroad in Paris and supporting refugee housing and food distribution to their most recent work at a domestic violence/sexual assault organization in Durham, NC as a

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Esther Yoon

Esther is part of the Class of 2021 at Vanderbilt University studying Human Organizational Development and Asian Studies with a minor in Engineering Management. She takes great pride in beginning her life’s journey in the Grand Canyon State, Arizona, to which she also calls home, though currently residing in Dallas, Texas. Upon entering college, Esther,

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Megan Skaggs

Though raised in a small town in Kentucky for much of adolescence, Megan’s formative years were spent abroad – from Sri Lanka to Tunisia. This early interest in culture followed her to her collegiate years. In 2014, she spent six weeks completing an internship at an orphanage in Guatemala, where she became intrigued by the

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Mario Avila

Mario serves as the founding Director of the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University, a new hub that serves as a resource and thought leader for people across the university interested in combining revenue-generating businesses with social impact objectives. Most recently, he was the CEO of Emerge and founder of Contigo Financial,

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Kathleen Fuchs Hritz

Assistant Director Kathleen serves as the Assistant Director for the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, where emerging leaders have common ground to explore and integrate their desire for meaningful, sustainable social impact with practical business strategy. Kathleen leads the TFC’s Emerging Impact Leaders program and facilitates Vanderbilt’s engagement with the Stanford-based University Innovation Fellows

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