March 11, 2013
The White House
Presidential Innovation Fellowship Program
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Sir or Madam,
With this letter, I am expressing my enthusiastic support for Calvin Gee and his application for a Presidential Innovation Fellowship. Calvin is an innovative problem solver and asset to any team. During his time working with my office, I have had the privilege to engage with him in several ways, though I will focus on one particular experience.
We hired Calvin as an undergraduate student-intern to tackle an entrepreneurial, exploratory project that focused on using technology to better connect hospitalized children with the outside world. Calvin’s technical acuity was a tremendous advantage to the team in this effort and helped identify real-world solutions to significant obstacles.
As a result of his involvement, the three month project concluded with a clearly identified need and concrete plan to address that need, vetted by the end users (patients and their families). He was also asked to continue his involvement with our office working with several other groups to bring new, innovative solutions to the table.
I have no question that he would be an asset to the Innovation Fellowship program and would welcome an opportunity to speak with you further if you have any questions.
Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
University of Michigan Health System