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Dame Professor Fiona E. Murray DCMG CBE

Dame Professor Fiona E. Murray DCMG CBE

Associate Dean for Innovation, MIT Sloan

International policy expert on the transformation of investments in science and technology into deep-tech start-up ventures that solve significant global challenges and create national advantage – from defense and security to health, food, and water.

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Dina H. Sherif

Dina H. Sherif

Executive Director

Renowned expert in the fields of economic development and risk capital, in addition to entrepreneurship and innovation. With over twenty years of experience, Dina has made significant contributions to shaping and advancing these sectors worldwide.

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Rania Helmy

Rania Helmy

Senior Advisor, Strategy & Partnerships

Seasoned communications consultant with over two decades of expertise in advising and collaborating with leaders and executives to enhance their connections with audiences and achieve organizational objectives.

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Haitham Khoury Ph.D

Haitham Khoury Ph.D

Director, Fellowships and Global Initiatives

A driver of engagement, growth, and development, Haitham is recognized for his ability to analyze and embrace the unique qualities of teams and leaders.

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Marc Alain Boucicault

Marc Alain Boucicault

Director, Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement

A social entrepreneur and tech ecosystem builder with over 15 years of experience, working in international development with the World Bank and with global grassroots organizations focused on youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

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Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady

Senior Advisor, Foundry Fellowships

As a skilled facilitator, strategist, and learning experience designer, Jennifer helps guide impact-driven organizations navigate complex initiatives, build partner capacities, and mobilize new resources.

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Philip Rigueur

Philip Rigueur

Entrepreneur in Residence

With a deep passion for community and giving back, Phil is a former National Board Member for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and holds a mayoral appointment to Hartford’s Redevelopment Agency.

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Valeria Budinich

Valeria Budinich

Scholar in Residence

A leading social entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience enabling high-impact alliances for transforming markets to create value across economic and social systems.

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Donovan Beck

Donovan Beck

Communications & Storytelling Specialist

A multifaceted storyteller – an author, filmmaker, and advocate committed to reshaping dialogues around mental health and creativity, particularly on digital platforms—an experienced creative consultant who has worked with META, AFSP, and Calm.

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Jacquelyn Gasparek

Jacquelyn Gasparek

Global Initiatives and Fellowships Coordinator

She brings a focus to work that specifically benefits first-generation, Pell-eligible students and a keen interest in seeing an equitable higher education culture for the next generation.

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Eileen Carney

Eileen Carney

Senior Administrative Assistant

With broad administrative experience in International Business and Higher Education—balanced by a multiyear stint in foreign language subtitling—Eileen is committed to supporting our mission and that of the larger MIT Sloan community.

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