ROADTRIP NATION PRESENTS

State of Change
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  • Available 9/6/2018 State of Change
    State of Change


The state of Indiana is brimming with potential—and it’s poised to make a difference far beyond its borders.

Indiana residents Shannon, Dengke, and Jaedyn are all at different points in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees, but they share a curiosity for what’s to come next—both for their own futures, and for the future of their home state.

Traveling across Indiana to take a closer look at some of the state’s leading industries, they see that no matter what their fellow Hoosiers are using to innovate—be it seeds, software, or steel—they’re all working toward the same goal: finding new solutions for a changing world. As their eyes are opened to all of the possibilities Indiana has to offer, they realize that when you find the courage to accept change, you also gain the courage to grow.


INSIGHTS FROM THE FILM

Joshua Cowan

“You just need to understand that you’re not always going to jump straight to the top; you’ve got to realize it takes hard work sometimes. It’s possible—you’ve just gotta look around.”

Joshua Cowan, Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul (MRO) Technician, GE Aviation

Hallie Brinkerhuff

“One of the core values of innovation is humility. If you don’t have humility, you’re not going to be open to new ideas, and that’s what innovation is.”

Hallie Brinkerhuff, Director of Sports Medicine Research & Development, Zimmer Biomet

Polina Feldman

“Ignore the probability; live life to the possibility.”

Polina Feldman, Director of Research & Human Performance, Recovery Force

Santiago Jaramillo

“Your potential is nearly unlimited if you’re willing to put yourself out there and do that scary thing. You might fail, you might get told ‘no,’ but at the end of life, you won’t regret the things you tried.”

Santiago Jaramillo, CEO & Co-Founder, Emplify

Insurance Roadtrip

Explore the advances being made in Indiana's most dynamic industries—and see what hard-working Hoosiers can accomplish.

This summer, we’re sending three post-secondary students from Indiana on a life-changing road trip to see how Indiana-grown ingenuity is keeping their home state at the cutting edge of rapid technological change. They’re spending two weeks exploring some of the exciting industries powering Indiana’s growth—including healthcare services, advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and technology—and connecting with the Hoosiers working at the forefront of these fields. Follow along with their journey, and see how the state nicknamed the “Crossroads of America” is driving the future forward for us all.


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THE ROADTRIPPERS

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  • Dengke

  • Jaedyn

Shannon

Age 21
From Beech Grove, IN

Currently studying plant science at Purdue University, Shannon’s love for the field is no joke: when she was in high school, she discovered a new species of microorganism, a bright pink phylloplane yeast that will be named Foliophilomyces newerthii in her honor! But even after attaining such a high level of success at a young age, she’s facing the same struggles every college junior faces: What should she specialize in? Should she continue her education beyond her bachelor’s degree? And if so, how will she pay for that? Driving these decisions is her desire to help people—and specifically, to help the farmers of Indiana. A lover of travel—she recently returned from a study-abroad program in Australia—she’s ready to use this new adventure to not only explore her home state, but to find out what its farmers need most.

Shannon

Dengke

Age 19
From Portage, IN

After emigrating from China to industrial Northwestern Indiana at the age of seven, Dengke was interested in engineering from a young age. But his first dream was to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and join the military. The National Guard felt like a great fit for Dengke—who counts leadership and discipline among his key strengths—but a paperwork snafu ended his service early. It was a tough setback, but he quickly pivoted to plan B, and recently finished his first semester of a general engineering program at Purdue University. He knows he still wants to be a leader someday—someone who can inspire and motivate others to reach their true potential—but still so early on in his education, he first needs to see as many different engineering paths as possible to figure out where he can plug in his skills.

Dengke

Jaedyn

Age 18
From Kokomo, IN

“If you don’t love life, you’re doing it wrong.” This is the mantra that Jaedyn tries his best to live by; it was coined by one of his best friends, who passed away suddenly last year. After losing his friend, the high school senior dealt with some tough roadblocks: he sunk into a depression, let his grades slip, and questioned his path to college. But he realized that the best way to honor his friend is by getting back to doing what he loves, and what he loves is helping animals. After he received a personal sympathy card from his veterinarian when his guinea pig passed away, Jaedyn knew he’d found his dream career; now entering his first year of community college, he hopes he can sit down with Indiana’s best vets to get the inspiration he needs for what he knows could be a challenging road to veterinary school, and beyond.

Jaedyn

HOME SWEET HOME

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QUICK STATS

DOB...........................2004

# OF ROADTRIPS..............1

MILES.......................45,000

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STOPS & INTERVIEWS

STOPS
INTERVIEWS
Indianapolis, IN
8/8/2017

Lindsay Siovaila

Lead Solutions Developer, Salesforce / Founder, Girl Develop It Indianapolis

Lafayette, IN
8/10/2017

Joshua Cowan

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Technician, GE Aviation

Andrew Meiers

LEAP 1A Program Improvement Leader, GE Aviation

Delphi, IN
8/10/2017

Brian Scott

Farmer & Founder, The Farmer's Life

Warsaw, IN
8/14/2017

Hallie Brinkerhuff

Director of Sports Medicine Research & Development, Zimmer Biomet

Seymour, IN
8/15/2017

Darren Kimmel

Manufacturing Engineering Leader, Cummins, Inc.

Mount Vernon, IN
8/16/2017

David Uhr, Ph.D.

Regional Corn Breeding Leader, Dow AgroSciences

Kevin Wright

Senior Research Technician, Dow AgroSciences

Fishers, IN
8/17/2017

Polina Feldman

Director of Research and Human Performance, Recovery Force

Santiago Jaramillo

CEO & Co-Founder, Emplify

Indianapolis, IN
8/18/2017

Ting Gootee

Founding Member & Chief Investment Officer, Elevate Ventures

STOPS & INTERVIEWS

Indianapolis, IN
8/8/2017

Lindsay Siovaila

Lead Solutions Developer, Salesforce / Founder, Girl Develop It Indianapolis


Lafayette, IN
8/10/2017

Joshua Cowan

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Technician, GE Aviation

Andrew Meiers

LEAP 1A Program Improvement Leader, GE Aviation


Delphi, IN
8/10/2017

Brian Scott

Farmer & Founder, The Farmer's Life


Warsaw, IN
8/14/2017

Hallie Brinkerhuff

Director of Sports Medicine Research & Development, Zimmer Biomet


Seymour, IN
8/15/2017

Darren Kimmel

Manufacturing Engineering Leader, Cummins, Inc.


Mount Vernon, IN
8/16/2017

David Uhr, Ph.D.

Regional Corn Breeding Leader, Dow AgroSciences

Kevin Wright

Senior Research Technician, Dow AgroSciences


Fishers, IN
8/17/2017

Polina Feldman

Director of Research and Human Performance, Recovery Force

Santiago Jaramillo

CEO & Co-Founder, Emplify


Indianapolis, IN
8/18/2017

Ting Gootee

Founding Member & Chief Investment Officer, Elevate Ventures

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