Born and raised in North Carolina, Mona Amin is a senior biology honors student at East Carolina University. She is an active social justice advocate on campus through her job at the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement. She has also contributed to the social innovation space at ECU through serving as campus director of Hult Prize@ ECU, and helping launch a first ever makeathon- innovateECU. Mona also serves as the co-founder of her startup Freshspire, which is a mobile application that notifies shoppers of markdowns on perishable foods at local grocery stores. Through encouraging students to pursue social entrepreneurship, she hopes to gain a better understanding of design thinking. In her free time, Mona enjoys dancing with Pirate Raas- an Indian dance team that she started at ECU. After college, she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in design impact to find a career centered around innovation in medicine.