Jenn Gustetic

Treasurer, Van Alen Board

Innovation and Technology Executive

Jenn Gustetic is a senior executive, thought leader, and mentor who architects and nurtures innovation systems for impact. Over her 15+ year career she has brough a unique blend of technology, policy and innovation skills and knowledge to her work, in topics ranging from homeland security to equitable cities to space exploration. She has led at the highest levels of the U.S. Federal Government, including in the White House and at NASA, and is a sought after thought leader, completing a 2-year research fellowship with the Harvard Kennedy School in 2019 where she developed methods for organizations to envision and create an equitable future of work. She has been appointed an officer of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees for the Van Alen Institute, an officer on the Advisory Board for the National Science Policy Network, and the founding co-chair of the Partnership for Public Service’s Federal Innovation Council.

She regularly shares thought leadership through keynote speeches and has published on open innovation, crowdsourcing, citizen science, research and development, future of work, and how to build communities of practice in the MIT Press, Space Policy Journal, New Space Journal, and Issues in Science and Technology. She holds a master’s degree from MIT in technology policy and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida.