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Meet Our Team

At MIT Solve, we are united in our passion for social impact and dedication to solving global problems.

Join our team

MIT Solve is committed to inclusion and diversity to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more diverse our team is, the better we can achieve our mission of solving world challenges.

Guiding Principles 

  • Practice Care: We prioritize work-life balance and staff health & wellness. We recognize that work is one aspect of our multifaceted lives. We aim to be fulfilled by our work (not consumed by it!) and foster compassion and empathy among our staff. We are able to bring our full selves to work and are stewards of the environments in which we work.
  • Innovate Together: We are collaborative problem-solvers who think outside the box. We have an entrepreneurial mindset: we take risks, are creative, and celebrate success. We genuinely engage proximate voices throughout all stages of our work to ensure community-driven solutions. We foster an environment where everyone feels invited, able, and safe to offer input. We know that we don’t know everything ourselves; we seek collaboration, partnership, and to learn from those closest to the challenges we seek to solve.
  • Prioritize Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: We know that inclusive cultures and diverse teams are more resilient and creative. We cultivate a team and communities of social impact agents that represent a diversity of thought, background, and lived experience. We strive for justice in our organizational processes and results. We particularly seek to increase access for those in underserved communities who may not typically have access to MIT, social impact, entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Remain Adaptive: We are proactive about (and receptive to) feedback and constructive conversations. We set ourselves and each others up for success. One of our team strengths is the flexibility to be realistic about our capacity and to pivot, experiment, and grow accordingly.
  • Be Lifelong Learners: We believe that global challenges and solutions necessitate constant curiosity and learning about the ever-changing world around us. We strive to be an intentional, thoughtful and confident staff who are enabled to work to their full potential, learn from one another and grow both personally and professionally. We understand that we aren’t perfect; mistakes are something to learn from, are an opportunity for reflexivity and are an expected and welcome part of innovative workplaces.

Solve Staff

Sam Alper

Senior Officer, Strategic and Partner Programs

Eliza Berg

Lead, Learning and Solv[ED] Communities

Gabriella Bianchi

Officer, Strategic & Partner Programs

Maya Bingaman

Officer, Communications & Content

Olivia Clausen

Operations & Impact Coordinator

Dr. Alexander Dale

Director, Global Challenges

Siobhan Delgado

Finance and Operations Administrator

Mackenzi Dow

Officer, Strategic & Partner Programs

Rachael Drew

Portfolio Lead, Strategic & Partner Programs

Maggie Fischer

Events Coordinator

Eliana Fram

Officer, Economic Prosperity

Genesis Garcia

Officer, US Community

Hala Hanna

Executive Director

Taewee Kahrs

Officer, Health Community

Reem Kanoo

Membership Officer

Sue Kim

Head, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy

Michelle King

Portfolio Lead, Strategic & Partner Programs

Rachel Landers

Portfolio Lead, Strategic & Partner Programs

United States

Sara Monteabaro

Director, Strategic & Partner Programs

Katie Morgan

Senior Officer, Climate Community

Ellie Moriearty

Officer, Learning Community

Regina Niles

Director, Finance and Administration

Frances Robinson

Partnerships Manager

Amanda Saeli

Digital Marketing Manager

Catherine Santrock

Officer, Digital Marketing

Cara Scarnati

Partnerships Manager

Aditi Sethi

Lead, Economic Prosperity Community

Noel Shaskan

Lead, Health Community

Aaron Slater

Lead, US Community

Rebecca Spens

Officer, Results Measurement

United States

Sammy Turk Tolub

Coordinator, Strategic & Partner Programs

Casey van der Stricht

Principal, Solve Innovation Future

Pooja Wagh

Director, Community Operations & Impact

Bridget Weiler

Director of Marketing and Communications

Jael Whitney

Officer, Indigenous Communities Fellowship

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