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Clare Leinweber

Clare Leinweber

Executive Director, The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY)
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Clare Leinweber joins Tsai CITY as an experienced leader in innovation education. For over 15 years, she has mentored and taught hundreds of student innovators, founders, and joiners, helping them develop compelling ideas to solve real-world problems by creating for-profit or not-for-profit ventures and by innovating from within established organizations.

Clare comes to Yale from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she led the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship center. In this role, she directed co-curricular experiential learning innovation programs for Penn undergraduate and graduate students 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 diversity in student participation and successfully launching numerous student enterprises.

Clare holds a master’s degree in human development and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, both from the University of Chicago. Clare also holds 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.