Pippin J. Payne
North Carolina State University-Raleigh
Pippin is pursuing a double major in mechanical engineering and religious studies with a minor in business administration. He is the team lead and co-founder of Peak Coffee Processing, an internationally recognized startup that has won numerous awards for its improvements to sustainability within the coffee industry. At NC State, he serves as the Student President of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars – an organization focused on developing the next generation of engineering leaders. In his free time, he enjoys giving back to the startup community through Consult Your Community, where he serves on the organization’s national leadership team as a National Innovation Analyst.