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About this webinar

College can be challenging, and, from a college admissions perspective, it is important to know that students can rise to the challenge of the college-level academic rigor. Applicants must convey their commitment to involvement and leadership outside the classroom.

AcceptU is excited to share a webinar with Tufts University Pre-College Programs. Tufts Pre-College offers a wide array of 1-6 week summer and school year programs in subjects ranging from STEM to International Relations to Studio Art. Learn about how pre-college programs can help your child stand out and get a front row seat on an exclusive lecture on innovation and entrepreneurship from Professor Idicula Mathew.

In this webinar, you and your child will learn:

  • Why entrepreneurship unlocks a variety of exciting career opportunities
  • How the Derby Entrepreneurship Center has partnered with Tufts and its alumni
  • What students can expect to learn & accomplish at Tufts’ program
About the speakers
Jamie Moynihan

Jamie received a BA from University of Mary Washington and an MA in higher education administration from George Mason University. Jamie has a decade of admissions experience at several institutions, including University of California – Berkeley and Loyola University Maryland. He also served as associate director of college counseling at a private high school in Washington, DC. Jamie provides oversight for all undergraduate counseling at AcceptU. He is an IECA Professional Member.

Idicula Mathew

Idicula Mathew is the co-founder and CEO of Hera Health Solutions, a venture capital-backed pharmaceutical device company that specializes in the research, development, and commercialization of long-acting therapeutics through their proprietary bioerodible drug delivery implants.

Idicula is an entrepreneur with over eight years of experience in scaling startups, entrepreneurship, accelerator coaching, venture capital, medical device/pharmaceutical, and SAAS innovations. He has led startups to raise millions of dollars in venture capital funding. Idicula has received numerous entrepreneurship awards, including being named a 30 Under 30 Global Sustainable Business Leader, named to many 40 Under 40 Business Journal lists, Forbes YEC council, and was invited to the United Nations World summit being recognized as a global leader in startup leadership.

Idicula regularly presents his companies and about scaling startups in notable global conferences like South Summit Madrid, SXSW, UNESCO Seoul, GES (Global Entrepreneurship Summit), Startup of the Year, and MedTech West Ireland. Idicula holds a degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Arianna Wilson

Arianna Wilson joined University College as the Director of Pre-College Programs in October of 2019, after spending over a decade in K-12 public education. She leads the college’s efforts developing and implementing the strategy for Pre-College programs, with a goal to introduce students to new fields of interest and study while giving them the opportunity to sample the college experience.  Using her extensive experience directing Expanded Learning Time programs in Boston Public Schools and Melrose Public Schools, Arianna hopes to expand the reach of Tufts Pre-College Programs to span the Pre-K-12 pipeline, and offer access to disadvantaged students who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to attend.

Outside of her work at Tufts, Arianna is the Executive Director of Alex’s Team Foundation, a Boston-based charity organization that supports the fight against childhood cancer. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Smith College and graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. Arianna lives in Watertown with her husband Ryan, and their children, Chase Alexandra and Tucker.

Lauren Barry

Lauren Barry joined Tufts Pre-College Programs as the Associate Director in May 2021. Prior to Tufts, Lauren spent over 10 years as a high school history teacher, school administrator, and district administrator, most recently at Boston Public Schools. Lauren is committed to ensuring that Tufts Pre-College programs offer students an academically rigorous and socially enriching experience, and that they inspire all students who attend to achieve their goals of attending a world class university like Tufts. Lauren is particularly focused on making sure that all students – regardless of their socioeconomic status – have the opportunity to experience the transformational programs that Tufts Pre-College has to offer.

Outside of her role at Tufts, Lauren lives in Boston with her husband and enjoys reading, boxing, checking out local restaurants, and traveling. She holds a BA in History from the University of Connecticut, an MAT from Northeastern University, and an MA from American Public University.