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Janell Ciemiecki

Janell Ciemiecki

Employer Relations Manager
(617) 452-2856

Janell (she/her) joined UPOP in June 2022, and serves as the Employer Relations Manager. In this role, she leads all industry-related initiatives for UPOP, including managing relationships with employer network members and sponsors, and facilitating employer recruitment of UPOP students.

Prior to joining UPOP, Janell worked at the Lemelson-MIT Program for over five years, primarily managing the Student Prize program, a nationwide collegiate invention competition that awarded undergraduate and graduate students for their inventive work. She enjoys the higher education space and before MIT she worked at the Harvard Business School for 12 years in Executive Education Corporate Relations, managing events and conducting outreach to global companies.

Janell earned a B.A. in English from Saint Michael’s College, and a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in General Management from the Harvard Extension School. Outside of UPOP, Janell enjoys seeing live music, running, cooking, and checking out local restaurants. A big believer in living life to its fullest, she supports laughter, having fun, and making the most of wherever a path may take you.