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Janet Wasserstein

Senior Associate Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Janet Wasserstein is a Senior Associate Director in the Foundation Relations Department at MIT. Her responsibility includes projects in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship, the culture of health, the digital economy and online learning. Prior to joining Foundation Relations in 2002, she was the Communications and Development Officer at MIT’s Center for Advanced Educational Studies that focused on educational technology. She has a particular interest in social entrepreneurship and foundations working in this area.
Earlier in her career, she worked at the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications serving K-12 students, was an administrator at the Harvard University Arts Museums, and initiated an exchange and research grant program within the cultural affairs division of the US Embassy in London. She also served as an assistant to the President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and grants assistant at the Nuffield Foundation in London.