IS’s next Creative Exchange features student Wubetu Shimelash

Wubetu Shimelash

Wubetu Shimelash

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

IS Academic Technology is excited to host our next monthly Creative Exchange on Nov. 22. Creative Exchange is our new initiative to host an informational conversation and lecture series designed to inspire and ignite creativity and community between faculty, staff, and students. Coffee and refreshments are provided!

Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00-10:00 a.m. in the ZSR Auditorium

For November, we welcome Wake Forest student, filmmaker, humanitarian, and entrepreneur Wubetu Shimelash. As an entrepreneur, Wubetu Shimelash is the Co-Founder and CEO of Simien Eco Trek (, a company that provides convenient, efficient and unique tour services in Ethiopia for tourists around the world while empowering locals. As a conscious filmmaker, Wubetu Shimelash has produced, directed, and shot several films that demonstrate unique cultural values and perspectives. Please join us as we screen this personal narrative film, The Gebara Boy. The Gebara Boy is his first personal narrative film that demonstrates his lifestyle growing up as a shepherd boy in the Simien mountains of Ethiopia and his journey to the USA.

Contact Brianna Derr ( with questions.