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Kelsey Azmitia – Project Coordinator

Kelsey Azmitia – Project Coordinator

Pursuing a career in project management, Kelsey Azmitia is going into her 3rd year at SDSU and as the project coordinator for SDSU’s Digital Innovation lab. She has also interned as Channel project manager for Woodruff Communications and is pursuing her degree in Management Information Systems. Kelsey is also involved in different school activities as she is rushing for Appa Kappa Psi next semester, in the mechatronics club, and is working toward her SDSU Leadership Certificate. Being very passionate about technology and business, Kelsey says she wants to pursue her career as a project manager for an IT company, creating an advantageous work environment for her team. She says, “My goal is not only to lead a team and project to success, but to also be an equitable, honest, trustworthy, and honorable leader, as I want my team to be able to confide in each other and myself.”

 Melissa Klase & Olivia Connors

 Melissa Klase & Olivia Connors

While we are approaching the post-pandemic world, organizations are at a crossroads, going back to the office or embracing digital workspaces as the new normal. Many argue that the reliance on virtual work environments has notable side-effects such as communications breakdown, unhealthy team dynamics, unregulated and mindless system use, causing digital fatigue and loss in productivity. To explore this issue, Melissa Klase and Olivia Connors combine the awareness and self-regulation power of mindfulness with the action generating power of reflectiveness to promote employee well-being and increase overall productivity in digitally-enabled or supported work environments. They will present the results of their work and their paper entitled “Reflectiveness: The Missing Link between Digital Mindfulness and Mindful Use of Digital Technology” at the 28th Americas Conference on Information Systems in Minneapolis. Melissa is a fourth-year student at SDSU College of Sciences with an emphasis in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She is a member of SDSU Digital Innovation Lab for more than two years as well as a member of several honor societies, including NSCS, Phi Theta Kappa, and Tau Sigma. Olivia Connors is graduating in May 2022 and is currently working at a substance abuse private practice in New Jersey. 

Joey Kettle 

Joey Kettle 

Working on the “Advancing Digital Innovation in SMEs: Challenges and Opportunities from an Employee Engagement Perspective” project, Joey Kettle focuses on the limitations and/or challenges of advancing Digital Innovation and digital entrepreneurship in small-medium enterprises (SMEs). So far, Joey and the team have identified three barriers that can inhibit the advancement of digital innovation- organizational, technological, and environmental barriers- and introduced the concept of digital innovation potency as how SMEs can monitor and respond to these barriers. In addition to this, Joey is a 3rd-year Business Administration- Information Systems student at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University who enjoys playing for the Men’s Division 1 soccer team at SDSU.
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Nikita Velji

Nikita Velji

Nikita Velji is on a mission to rediscover the process of Digital Transformation and how it unfolds from an employee’s perspective. Her main focus is to understand how to drive digital transformation within the organization without disrupting culture and discouraging employees from active participation. With her great passion for international business and technology, she compares and contrasts this process across countries to offer more context-specific recommendations for practice. Nikita is a graduate member of the Digital Innovation Lab (DiLab) and studying MS in Information Systems at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University

Timothy Seitola

Timothy Seitola

Researching Digital Entrepreneurial, Timothy Seitola focuses on identifying the underlying characteristics that shape an entrepreneurial mindset in a digital context. Timothy interviews founders and works on developing an instrument for companies and institutions to assess their current employees’ intrapreneurship/ entrepreneurial abilities. The instrument can be also used for hiring and promotions. Timothy will graduate with an MBA degree from Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University with a focus on Information Systems this semester. He will join Halma PLC and start his career by participating in their renowned leadership development program.

Jordan Chen

Jordan Chen

Using advanced text-mining techniques, Jordan Chen is gathering large amounts of data from TrustPilot and similar platforms to understand user experience and user experience management on the sharing economy platforms like Airbnb and Uber. Jordan is currently working on the method section of his project titled “Service Failure Recovery Strategies in the Sharing Economy: A Phenomenological Analysis.” Jordan is also a research assistant at the SDSU Artificial Intelligence Lab working on an augmented reality project for the Department of Homeland Security and has helped organize the 8th annual TEDxSDSU event as the Chief Financial Officer. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a minor in Management at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University, then going on to pursue a Master’s in Analytics or Data Science post-graduation.

Jordan Klair

Jordan Klair

Jordan Klair has been focusing on how digital mindfulness practices can affect work practices and digital transformation at an organizational level. Her goal is to contribute to the understanding and measuring of digital mindfulness at the team and organizational leadership levels. She is a senior psychology major emphasizing I/O psychology with a minor in honors interdisciplinary studies at SDSU College of Sciences. In addition to contributing to Digital Innovation Lab (DiLab), she is a research assistant at the SDSU Motivation and Social Identity Lab. In this lab, she specifically researched how the COVID-19 pandemic affected multiple aspects of STEM graduate students’ learning experiences.