Josh Ambrose | Director of Student Ventures
Josh oversees all FFU initiatives facilitating JHU’s student hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. With a diverse background in higher-education administration, he works with the rest of the team to accelerate ventures that create change and expand opportunity in Baltimore…and beyond! He likes talking with ventures at every level of starting up and will work diligently to help make the connections to ensure the next level of success.


Kerry Ingram | Marketing & Operations Coordinator
In her role, Kerry oversees all marketing and media strategy for FFU, event coordination and planning, and space management. She would love to meet with any students looking to get advice on social media, marketing, and video strategies for their startup.



D’Mario Northington | Student Program Coordinator
Through his role, D’Mario helps manage the Spark Accelerator program and supports all of the student entrepreneurs who participate in it. He is happy to talk with students regarding early venture challenges, realistic goal-setting, and getting early adopters.


  • Sneha Batheja is studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management at Johns Hopkins. She is deeply interested in developing and discovering new disruptive technologies across various industries. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, with both operational and investment experience. At FastForward U, Sneha supports student ventures in product development, project management, and competitive analysis. She also consults about marketing, networking, and funding and develops content for FastForward U social media.
  • Jack Fischer is an MBA candidate at Carey Business School with nearly 10 years of professional experience building marketing and financial narratives for life science companies. His mission is to advance innovative products from the lab bench to the market, where they can produce a positive impact for stakeholders. At FastFowardU, Jack supports student ventures through positioning development, financial analysis, and business development strategy. He also offers brand development workshops, project management tips, and juggling lessons.
  • Lanre Ogungbe is always delighted in thinking about abstract ideas and a variety of subjects. He is an MBA student with a pathway in Analytics, Leadership and innovation. Lanre is deeply interested in technology startups as he is also a fintech startup founder in emerging markets and has worked with multiple teams. He hopes to help other startup founders scale through the earliest stages through FastForward U.



  • Alex Escobosa is currently working at FFU as a Creative Intern. He is a sophomore at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in Mol Cell Bio and thinking of minoring in Visual Arts. Alex is originally from the country of Mexico but has been living in the U.S. for over four years.
  • Connor Wall: is a third-year undergraduate studying film, game design, and public health. As a marketing and design intern, he creates graphic content for social media. Committed to making systemic social change, Connor has worked to make fresh food more accessible at the start-up Seedling Hydroponics and storytelling more accessible storytelling through the Baltimore Collegetown.
  • Erica Avery is a sixth-year PhD student at Hopkins School of Medicine in the Cellular and Molecular Physiology program. She also majored in journalism in undergrad and held several editorial positions in our college newspaper back then. She often profiles accelerator teams as well as co-hosts our FFU podcast, among other assignments.