Innovation Fellows

Ann Bevans

Ann Bevans, Innovation FellowAnn Bevans is Principal and Chief Smarty Pants of Ann Bevans Collective, a marketing and web development company based in Clarksburg, Maryland.

Ann has created world-class marketing collateral and software solutions for a broad range of clients, including Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Maryland Department of Transportation, and the National Cooperative Business Association.

Ann is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and was a “Top Three” winner in the 2011 George Washington University/Hot Mommas Global Case Study Competition. She is a regular contributor to the Women Grow Business blog and speaks on topics related to marketing, social media and survivorship. She does all her own stunts and helps the Innovation Program with its web and social media presence.


Milka Piszczek

Milka is a recent graduate of Richard Montgomery High school and is deferring admission from MIT for a year to serve as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). While in high school, she helped lead her school’s robotics team which was internationally recognized for its extensive efforts to support STEM education. She was a founding member of MoCo FIRST, an advocacy group promoting youth robotics in the County, and co-created KASTech, a program which brings free basic engineering lessons to elementary school students. She is excited to give back to the local STEM community as she works to coordinate and support FIRST Teams hosted at the Thingstitute.



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