Day in the Life: Sports and Technology Startup, GameChanger

On Thursday, Februar 21st we held our first, full-fledged Startup Fair.  Throughout that week, we focused on careers in the startup industry and entrepreneurial paths.   To help kick things off, we welcomed Ursula Lopez-Palm to @PennCareerDay on Tuesday, February 19th.  She tweeted about her day with a Sports and Technology startup in the New York area, GameChanger. To learn more about Ursula, read her bio below and view her tweets from @PennCareerDay on our Storify page!

UrsulaLopezPalmAthletes and geeks unite at this Penn alum’s work place. Ursula Lopez-Palm works in Operations at a Sports and Technology start up called GameChanger. Located in New York, GameChanger’s mobile app and website make scorekeeping, pro-quality stats, live play-by-play, and instant recap stories available to amateur baseball, softball, and basketball teams. Last year, over 150,000 teams used their software to score 1.1 million games.

Ursula graduated from the college where she received a BS in International Relations. Early on she pursued career paths more related to the International Relations track, including a summer in Cape Coast, Ghana with Penn’s International Business Volunteers (PIBV) group as a managerial consultant for a prominent NGO in the area. Eventually, however, her love of sports took over.

Ursula played soccer at the Varsity level for all four years at Penn where she was Honorable Mention All-Ivy, Ivy League Player of the Week, and Ivy League Champion in 2010. Also an intern at PennTV, Ursula was a guest commentator for Penn Baseball games, the Penn Relays (where she was lucky enough to interview Bill Cosby), and a video feed editor. GameChanger’s smart employees, team-like atmosphere and sports-heavy content proved to be the perfect match for this soccer player.

Author: Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly is the Job & Internship Coordinator in Career Services.