Dania Alcala-Calvillo serves as a Program Manager/Community Manager for the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute’s 850PBC. In her role, Dania works with ASU students, faculty, staff, and the local community providing entrepreneurs a connected and collaborative work and event space in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
Prior to joining the Edson E+I Institute, Dania served as a Program Specialist at ASU’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Global Center for Applied Health Research. She has also worked in various roles within the nonprofit sector in the Phoenix area. Dania earned her B.S. in Sociology and B.A. in Global Health from Arizona State University and is currently working on her MPA from Northern Arizona University.
To Dania, entrepreneurship is a commitment to persistency and taking the initiative to materialize a dream. Entrepreneurship is all about embracing the journey fearlessly knowing that the possibilities are endless.