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Zoe Hunter

Zoe’s program portfolio includes the Tsai CITY Launch Pad, Accelerator, and Summer Fellowship, the Innovator’s Wellness Series, and overseeing Tsai CITY’s Portfolio Managers and Venture Advisors.

Zoe has experience in student services, resource development, non-profit fundraising, and community engagement—having served previously at Yale School of Nursing, Yale Divinity School, and United Way of Greater New Haven before joining the Tsai CITY team.

Beyond her work at Yale, Zoe is a certified life coach and the award-winning creator of women empowerment brand, DEAR QUEENS, founded to inspire women toward personal and spiritual wellness. In 2019 DEAR QUEENS launched its Adult Education Book Scholarship, providing financial resources to non-traditional high school students pursuing higher education. She is also a seasoned grant-reviewer for the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s annual responsive grant, a freelance writer for digital media outlet xoNecole, and a contributing writer for Thrive Global.

Zoe is passionate about helping people become their best selves and creating lasting impact in the lives of others. She brings expertise centered around community engagement, non-profit development, and social entrepreneurship. She is also passionate about mental wellness, self-discovery, and purpose-driven living.

Authored Stories

How Tsai CITY Taught Me to Honor Failure

How Tsai CITY Taught Me to Honor Failure

Since joining Tsai CITY in August 2019, Zoe Hunter has led programs like our Accelerator and Innovator’s Toolkit series, mentored student innovators, and helped Tsai CITY continue to evaluate and iterate on our work — so it’s only fitting that she’s recently been promoted to Director of Student Programming. Reflecting on her time at Tsai CITY so far, Zoe says that getting comfortable with failure has been a key lesson.