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Clare Leinweber

Clare Leinweber is an experienced leader in innovation education. For over 20 years, she has mentored and taught hundreds of student explorers, innovators, founders, and joiners, helping them refine their interests in innovation and entrepreneurship and then develop a plan for pursuing them.

Prior to joining Yale, Clare was at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she led the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship center (now Venture Lab at Penn). In this role, she directed co-curricular experiential learning programs for Penn undergraduate and graduate student innovators in Philadelphia and San Francisco. During her tenure at Penn, the center’s programs expanded substantially in reach and breadth of content, achieving significant growth and improved diversity in student participation..

Clare has a master’s degree in human development and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, both from the University of Chicago. Clare also earned a graduate certificate in management from the Wharton School and a master’s degree in public health from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.