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Christine Ortiz

Entrepreneur-in-Residence


Christine Ortiz is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the Education Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Dr. Ortiz is a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Founder of Station1, which is building a foundation for the university of the future ― a model of higher education based on inclusion and equity, learning through frontier project-based inquiry and research, and the integration of science and technology with societal perspective and impact.

Dr. Ortiz is the former Dean for Graduate Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, leading education for over 7000 students from more than 100 countries, with a focus on initiatives in diversity and inclusion, global education, technology-enabled learning, learning assessment, curricular and pedagogical design, new financial models, and 21st century skills development.

Dr. Ortiz received a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Materials Science and Engineering.

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