2017 Minerva Scholars

Sachita Bhattrai
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: bachelor’s in Health Informatics, minor in clinical application
Business idea: Private IT consulting firm focused on offering Health IT implementation, analytics and reporting services; Extend my health and beauty blog, www.tipstocare.com, to the professional level
Target market: Clinics, hospitals. General health and beauty conscious population


Adrian Boulter
Hometown: Mabank, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: bachelor’s in Nutrition
Business idea: Food service operation offering wholesome and affordable meals and nutrition education
Target market: Low-income populations


Katie Bryant
Hometown: Clarksville, AR
Degree pursuing at TWU: Occupational Therapy
Business idea: Pediatric OT Clinic
Target market: Children with developmental or physical disabilities and their families


Madison Dickson
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Degree pursuing at TWU: Business Management
Business idea: Law firm with a special focus on malpractice cases
Target market: Our ideal customers would be people who recognize the importance of the environment and appreciate sustainable practices, including couples who range from the ages of 20s-40s


Shannon Duncan
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Degree pursuing at TWU: bachelor’s in Nursing
Business idea: Physician’s office specialized in the restoration, reconstruction and/or alteration of the human body
Target market: Patients of all ages who need restorative procedures


Andrea Fultz
Hometown: Idalou, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: master’s in Occupational Therapy
Business idea: Multi-disciplinary clinic – PT, OT, Speech Therapist, Nutritionist
Target market: Adults – all ages


Kelsey Garrett
Hometown: Copperas Cove, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: bachelor’s in Family Studies - Child Development
Business idea: Adoption agency that includes pre- and post-adoption counseling and education
Target market: Pregnant women/families considering adoption or unsure of what to if they do not want to keep the child, children’s homes looking to contract with an agency, and families/couples looking to adopt children


Aleena Jose
Hometown: Irving, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
Business idea: PT Clinic
Target market:Veterans, geriatrics, general


Phyllis J. Lee
Hometown: Mansfield, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: MBA with Human Resources Management Emphasis
Business idea: Basketball tournaments
Target market: Parents of boys and girls 8-18 years of age


Kiet Le
Hometown: Houston, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: Child Development PRE-OT
Business idea: Therapy clinic
Target market: Families with special needs – Autistic children


Jessica Powers
Hometown: The Colony, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: MBA
Business idea: Low income diagnostic testing centers
Target market: Low income residents in need of diagnostic testing


Sarah Seifert
Hometown: Denton, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: Music Liberal Arts
Business idea: Music Studio
Target market: All ages


Seena Thomas
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: master’s in Occupational Therapy
Business idea: Ergonomic consultation services
Target market: Various employers such as offices, hospitals and manufacturing plants who will benefit from an adaptive, safer workplace for their employees in order to prevent work-related injuries, retain employees and increase productivity


Britni West
Hometown: Weatherford, TX
Degree pursuing at TWU: master’s in Occupational Therapy
Business idea: Day Neuro Rehabilitation Center
Target market: Patients with brain injuries and neurological disorders


Andrea Wierzchowski, M.A.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Degree pursuing at TWU: doctorate in School Psychology
Business idea: Community Mental Health Agency
Target market: Children and families

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