CEL offers Gordon College students the chance to help dream, strategize, and implement the programs that serve their fellow students. Learn how you can be a part of our team through various year-long internships.
Carter Crockett, Ph.D., Director
Carter grew up in Paso Robles, California, and spends a lot of time practicing, studying, writing about, and teaching entrepreneurship. Carter is a practitioner at heart, one that is passionate about virtuous ventures and prefers to lead by example. His most recent start-up is Karisimbi Business Partners, a socially-motivated management consulting firm based in Rwanda. At Gordon, Carter serves as founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, where his primary responsibility is to identify future founders and transform ideas into new ventures.
Stephanie Antonucci, Program Manager and Director of Elevate
Stephanie serves as both the Program Manager for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Director of Elevate Leadership Lab. She grew up in Afghanistan, but most recently calls Wenham, MA her home. If you ask her, she says that her life has been built on "bootstrapping". Being raised in a country that has been at war for over 30 years, the methodology of creating business regardless of limited resources feels second nature. Facilitating opportunities for students to learn how to utilize their strengths, work collaboratively, and develop as thought leaders and change makers is what excites her most about her job. When she’s not making spreadsheets and daydreaming about how to grow the many programs that CEL puts on, you might find her riding her moped around the North Shore or planning her next trip abroad.
Grace Crook, Intern, Program Coordinator
Grace's long-term goal is to become a business professional whose work in a company may bring real change to the world. She is passionate about business, technology, and innovation. These interests have led to a wide variety of work experiences, from interning at an international microcredit (Microseeds), to working at Gordon College’s Technology Help Desk, to leading a development team in a campus-wide Social Venture Challenge. She has attended Praxis Academy and participated in the Rwanda Seminar at Gordon College. She is returning to Gordon College as a Senior after a summer at Harvard Business Press as the Marketing Intern where she worked on sponsored content for world renown companies like Google and IBM.
Dorothy Hartley, Intern, Advertising and Marketing
Dorothy Hartley has been drawing for longer than she can remember. A designer and printmaker raised in the Washington, D.C. area by an eclectic extended family of artists, programmers, missionaries, and scientists, her childhood was saturated with encouragement to collect details and stories and to use those stories to solve problems, and her work seeks to reflect this affinity for narrative. Her unflinching belief in the power of the image to forge community and to create culture fuels her design, and her goal is to create work which will connect viewers through shared stories. She has a boundless love for good dogs, free furniture, and asking forgiveness rather than permission.
David Walczak, Intern, Social Media
Although he comes from one of the smallest, most unheard of states in the country, this Delawarean has traveled a fair bit. From assisting Churches in Mexico to building community schools in Zambia, David is a world traveler. He is an upcoming Sophomore, currently double majoring in Business Administration and Finance, with a minor in Communication Arts. A recent competitor in CEL's Social Venture Challenge, David placed 2nd in the competition. His venture, Kwathu, serves to support Zambian education through the sales of unique African book bags. His hobbies include classical piano, photography and long distance running. After college, he hopes to work with an organization that provides educational and career opportunities for impoverished communities.
Iela Ziegenhals, Teaching Assistant
Iela (eye-la) is a North Shore native born and raised in Essex, Massachusetts. Currently, she is pursuing a Business Administration degree with a minor in Outdoor Education. Her time in the outdoors has shown her the importance of experiential education and how to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to every aspect of life. She has a passion for farming, especially goats, but has yet to succeed in convincing her family to get anything more than a cat. If not studying in the library, you will probably find her in the Gordon woods, exploring new trails or swimming in the pond. As part of her time at Gordon, Iela has loved taking CEL courses and attending Open Coffee on a regular basis. She is excited to take on a new role as the Teaching Assistant for CEL to help students foster their love of entrepreneurship.