+Impact Studio Team

Create a better world by design.

+Impact Studio Team

+Impact Studio Alumni & Community Network

If you are an alum or community member and are interested, the Impact Studio Alumni & Community Network is a group of mission-aligned leaders and subject matter experts across sectors, industries, and experiences. They provide insight and expertise to student teams, helping shape concepts and bring the studio’s unique vision to life.

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Staff:

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, +Impact Studio Faculty Director & Impact Design Coach

The +Impact Studio Faculty Director provides leadership in developing strategic direction to foster and leverage internal and external relations with student clubs,units around campus, executive education clients, and alumni. Read full biography


Moses Lee, Innovator-in-Residence & Impact Design Coach

moseslee@umich.edu

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Moses Lee (BBA’02, MA’03) is an experienced educator and social entrepreneur who is passionate about working with students to discover and take action on their passions. In 2011, Lee founded Seelio, an educational service and technology company that partners with universities to prepare students for their careers. Previously, Lee directed TechArb, the U of M student startup accelerator, where he coached and mentored students across all disciplines.


Cat Johnson, Managing Director, Business+Impact Initiative & Impact Design Coach

catjohn@umich.edu

Cat has developed, launched, and led social enterprises with organizations such as Ben & Jerry’s and Goodwill Industries, and led social impact initiatives in higher education. She most recently served as COO of a Detroit social enterprise internationally recognized for impactful product design innovation – a sleeping bag coat for individuals experiencing homelessness. Cat holds a BA, MBA, and MSW from the University of Michigan. 


Haley Phillips, Interim Program Director & Impact Design Coach

hphill@umich.edu

Haley supports the planning, execution, and continuous improvement of the +Impact Studio space, programming, and graduate course. She also assists in the development and implementation of other current and future Business+Impact programming and events. Prior to joining our team, Haley worked as a Program Assistant for community engagement programs at the School of Information. She earned her B.A. in International Relations and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan.


Glenn Bugala, Marketing Director & Impact Design Coach

gbugala@umich.edu

Glenn manages marketing and communications for Business+Impact. He has worked with a variety of local and national nonprofits in member services, events and marketing roles. He worked for Ross in Executive Education and Ross Marketing Communications prior to coming to the Business + Impact.  His work with nonprofits like the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Microsoft Healthcare Users Group, the Ann Arbor Symphony, and Ann Arbor Civic Theater has prepared him for his work with.  Glenn has an MFA from Purdue and a BA from the University of Michigan. 

Fellows:

Lucy Jiang (MBA / MSW), +Impact Design Fellow

lqjiang@umich.edu

Lucy is a design researcher currently pursuing a masters degree in Information (HCI track) at the University of Michigan. Prior to going to the University of Michigan, she majored in Economics and minored in Psychology at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Lucy discovered a love for human-centered design after working at a nonprofit with a mission to help low-and-moderate income users reach financial prosperity.


Elizabeth Sofranek (MBA), +Impact Design Fellow

sofranek@umich.edu

Elizabeth is a first year MBA student interested in how technology and business can solve pressing environmental problems. Before starting her MBA Elizabeth worked at a fintech startup in San Francisco working to deliver affordable quality financial advice to everyday Americans. She has a B.S. in Society & Environment from UC Berkeley.


Justin Woods (MBA / MSW), +Impact Design Fellow

jstnwds@umich.edu

Justin was raised in Colorado and completed his undergraduate degree at George Washington University where he studied Political Science and Philosophy. Upon graduation, he served as a TEFL Instructor in Peace Corps Rwanda for two years, before extending his service to support HIV prevention and LGBTI equity work at a Rwandan health equity organization. At the University of Michigan, Justin is pursuing a dual Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration degree with the long-term goal of starting a social enterprise.