About Us

“FYDER Filament was founded in 2020 by 4 high school juniors in San Antonio, Texas with the belief that technological innovation and environmental consciousness should go hand in hand. We were determined to create a 3D printing filament that was entirely made of a diverted plastic waste stream. We extend the life of bulk bags, the plastic packing sacks discarded by the manufacturing industry, by turning them into spools of filament that can be used to design and develop new innovations.”

Jamie Mayes



Jamie is currently a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. She founded FYDER at Alamo Heights High School as a junior after working for her father at the Magi Foods factory in San Antonio and learning about the extensive efforts to dispose of the plastic bulk sacks used to transport ingredients. Jamie is studying Business at the McCombs School of Business and is part of the Plan II Honors program.

photo by Mark Humphries Photography

Timandra Rowan



Timandra is a freshman at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Timandra helped to found the team as Chief Financial Officer during her junior year at Alamo Heights. She is currently studying Bio-Chemistry.

photo by Mark Humphries Photography

Ava Gutierrez



Ava is a freshman at Tulane University. Ava joined FYDER in the fall of 2021 at Alamo Heights High School. She is studying Finance and Political Science and is a member of the Altman Program She enjoys cooking in her free time and volunteering at CAMP camp.

photo by Mark Humphries Photography

Liv Humphries



Liv is currently a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined FYDER during her junior year at Alamo Heights High School as the Chief Marketing Officer and now runs the company’s website and social media. Liv is studying Radio-Television-Film at the Moody School of Communications.

photo by Mark Humphries Photography

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About the Business Incubator program

“INCubatoredu brings real-world entrepreneurship to your high school. Students apply entrepreneur practices and business concepts to projects they care about, and they get comfortable learning from failure. They learn to embrace the cycle of experimentation, which is core to entrepreneurship and a great training ground for life. With this program, students benefit from the collective energy and expertise of a diverse instructional team.  Your teacher is trained to lead this course, and is supported by volunteers in your community (we help with this!).  This translates to deeper, purposeful learning and skill-building. This experience looks and feels like an actual business start-up.” 1


We founded our team through our High School’s program and are competing for a $10,000 grant provided by our community to get our business up and running.

  1. https://www.unchartedlearning.org/student-programs/incubatoredu-high-school-entrepreneurship
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