Assistant Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation
Casey Carrillo is the Assistant Director for the University of Arizona Center for Innovation. Carrillo is responsible for managing the incubator’s regional cohort-based programming and Sponsored Launch program which provides scholarships for startups in coordination with community financial support. She also facilitates the American Made Challenge programming in coordination with the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab. She is instrumental in brand enhancement through her work in social media and other marketing initiatives. Additionally, Carrillo manages UACI’s student internship program and assists UACI’s directors on varying aspects of programming related to the incubator’s companies. An Arizona native, Carrillo graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education. Carrillo worked at the University of Arizona for five years during her time as a student and staff member. Carrillo worked at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship in the Eller College of Management where she learned the importance of incorporating innovation in education and transitioned to the Office of Digital Learning, supporting UA’s efforts to provide a virtual learning experience for students. Carrillo is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Arizona.