Eliana Marques Runyon is the Manager of Finance and Administration for the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. Previously, she was an Area Officer in the Management Science Area and Assistant Director at the Office of External Relations at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Eliana has served in leadership roles for 25 years: Prior to coming to MIT, she worked to establish a theological institute in the Portuguese language based in Malden, Mass. Eliana also served as a regional superintendent of a group of churches in Massachusetts for many years, teaching leadership development and community engagement. She is a lecturer in the master’s program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS), and co-pastors the Lynn Foursquare Church with her husband.
Eliana earned the degrees of Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from PUC-SP in Brazil. Actively involved in community organizing in Lynn and a board member in the Lynn Community Association, Eliana also enjoys playing the piano and keyboards, singing and reading.