Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Marfrisa Geronimo Gipner

Marfrisa Geronimo Gipner

Administrative Assistant, CMU-Emirates iLab & VentureBridge

Mountain View, CA


Marfrisa works alongside professors Stuart Evans and Ravi Thomas to ensure the success of CMU Silicon Valley's CMU-Emirates Innovation Lab and VentureBridge program.

A serial process builder and lifelong organizer, Marfrisa has a background in operational structure services and marketing strategy. She has developed the operational and administrative systems for a land development and construction firm, as well as a trio of corporate counsel at a transportation company.  As employee number 42 at LeapFrog Enterprises, she produced entire tradeshows and directed the implementation of merchandising environments. Her work at LeapFrog contributed to it becoming the #3 public educational company in the U.S. and winning the Point-of-Purchase Design of the Year Award for its learning center. Marfrisa has also created and executed marketing programs, communications, events for sales and trade marketing teams at the consumer product companies of Galoob Toys and LeapFrog Enterprises.  At a mid-market investment bank, she took the lead in creating the Internet-focused content for several client events.

Advice for Future Innovators

"Follow your dreams with bravery and persistance."


  • Great Books Program - St. John's College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - Trinity University