The First State Fintech Lab Innovation Fellows are individuals who support for the Lab's mission to engage the challenges and opportunities of financial technology for Delaware through research and other work.


Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood, graduating 2019 from the University of Delaware with degrees in Business and Computer Science, is focused on using technology, entrepreneurship, and community to build scalable organizations focused on raising individuals up.


Paul Ayala

Paul Ayala founded his own company at the age of 19, Ayala Capital, which specializes in trading crypto-assets. He works as a human rights activist with local attorneys to ensure immigrants and underserved populations know their rights. He is a student at the University of Delaware.