Marie-Angela Della Pia is the Community Director for the I&E Bullpen, Duke’s innovation and entrepreneurship hub in downtown Durham. Marie-Angela manages the Bullpen and facilitates a variety of extension and community learning opportunities focused on entrepreneurship that are open to the Duke and local community.

Prior to joining the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Marie-Angela worked as a graduate assistant for Duke Housing, Dining & Residence Life on East Campus, and interned in career counseling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Career Services office. Before starting her graduate career, Marie-Angela worked at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute as a marketing specialist and studied Mandarin Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University. Marie-Angela found her niche in the crossroads of higher education and entrepreneurship when she began event planning for a local start-up and got involved in the Triangle entrepreneurial community, interning at HQ Raleigh during the final semester of her graduate studies.

Marie-Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University and completed her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.) from North Carolina State University.

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