As we face ever growing societal and environmental challenges, we are increasingly looking to social impact leaders to learn from their methods for creating positive change. In this panel focused on disrupting for the greater good of society, we will hear from exemplary impact leaders who are mobilizing change. The discussion will examine impactful innovations, technologies and businesses that are positively disrupting the status quo to catalyze change.

Learn how these impact leaders are making a difference in society. Hear about their personal journeys, and what led each to become a change maker. Join us, and be inspired to lead the change you want to see in the world!

About the Program:
The Disruptor series was created to highlight demonstrations of diversity in entrepreneurship and innovation through alumni experiences. This January, the Disruptor Series will feature alumnae daring to make an impact with their innovation, technology or social impact work. This program is hosted in partnership with the Social Innovation Fund at UC San Diego’s Center for Student Involvement and will happen during UC San Diego’s first ever Changemaker Week January 20 – 25th to celebrate the campus’s Ashoka U designation.

Laura Gomez ’05, Founder and CEO, Atipica
Melanie Tumlin ’09, Program Director, STE(A)MTruck
Edith Guerrero ’06, (Former) Manager Qualcomm Government Affairs

Moderator: Nancy Wahlig, Campus Advocate and Founding Director
Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Resource Center


Current UC San Diego Students:

Non-Students/Community Members: