Meet the New Fellows! 

The Venture Fellow Program is thrilled to announce its January 2022 cohort of fellows. As of this month, 80 fellows will be joining Alumni Ventures’ Venture Fellow Program (VFP), an educational and career acceleration program for early- to mid-career professionals who are interested in venture capital. 

This includes three fellows joining Ring Ventures, a venture fund for Texas A&M former students and friends of the community.  Ring Ventures is an alumni fund of Alumni Ventures

Through the VFP, fellows gain practical and hands-on VC experience through Alumni Ventures’ VC 101 curriculum and working directly with their fund teams. Please find more information about our fellows, including details about those joining Ring Ventures, below.



Our January 2022 Cohort

  • Fellows come from all across the United States, living in 18 States and DC;
  • 87% of fellows come from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the VC industry:  
    • 45% identify as an underrepresented gender
    • 78% identify as an underrepresented race
  • 34% of fellows are first generation college graduates
  • Fellows represent a wide variety of industries, fields of study, and educational and professional backgrounds!  
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Introducing our New Fellows

Please meet the newest fellows joining Ring Ventures!  Check out their profiles below.

Colby Humphrey

Venture Fellow

Colby is an experienced market intelligence officer, including 10+ years serving as a startup advisor. His work has ranged from economic development, healthcare policy, to technology innovation and development. His current job is focused on commercializing public safety and defense technology for the first responder and defense communities. Colby has an MPA from Texas A&M University and is completing his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.


Mitch Parker

Venture Fellow

Mitch is a consultant at Deloitte Consulting focused on supply chain and operations in the automotive industry. He has experience across the mobility industry, having supported engineering and product development at multiple startups in the sector. Mitch received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Texas A&M and loves to watch Aggie football.


Gerald Zuniga

Venture Fellow

Gerald is a Technical Safety and Risk consultant with 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Currently, he is a Technical Safety Lead at Wood plc supporting capital projects for major energy companies. During his career, Gerald has performed research for the Colombian Petroleum Institute, started a software development company, was instrumental for the turnaround of a logistic operator, and developed engineering studies for some of the largest offshore oil and gas projects. Gerald holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Interested in joining the Venture Fellow Program? 

Submit your information here to receive future VFP communications!