Life Science Cares Boston is thrilled to welcome Yefei Jin, a Harvard Graduate School of Education Doctoral Resident who will serve as our Strategic Project Advisor. In this role, Yefei will design and implement strategies for scaling our education and career pathway initiatives.
Yefei is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Education Leadership Program. He is joining Life Science Cares Boston to complete his final year of study as a resident. Yefei is passionate about leveraging public-private partnerships to identify and scale education and workforce solutions. As a student, he co-founded Third Room, an AI-powered tool to help life science companies develop their talent pipeline to include high school students. In early 2021, his team partnered with MassBioEd, bringing together 12 life science/healthcare organizations to pilot workforce-infused project based learning with over 300 high school students in rural Massachusetts. He previously led content strategy at SkillBase, a student-run platform commissioned by the Harvard Kennedy School that curates upskilling content for workers displaced by the COVID pandemic. In 2020, he interned at the Center on Rural Innovation building feasibility models for rural incubators. In this role, he learned the vital role of entrepreneurship in local economic development and STEM education. Prior to his doctoral program, Yefei was the Product Manager at Nearpod, a popular edtech solution used in 3 out of 4 U.S. school districts. At Nearpod, he worked alongside school district teams across the country, helping scale Nearpod’s reach and impact for K-12 students. During this time, Yefei with his friends launched Camp Hokukea, a 5-week summer boarding camp in Oahu, Hawaii for Asian children and their parents. As an avid language learner. Yefei also advises on technology strategy for ChatENG, an online language instruction startup teaching East Asian Languages.
Yefei began his career path in college as a Breakthrough Collaborative Teacher in Minneapolis. After college, he served for 3 years as a Senior Admissions Counselor for his alma mater, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. In this role, he had the privilege of working with rural high schools across the upper midwest to recruit geographically underrepresented students. He has his M.Ed. in Education Policy from Harvard and his B.A. in Asian Languages/Literatures from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Yefei is looking forward to supporting Life Science Cares on STEM and broader education and career pathway initiatives. He is excited to learn from the team and LSC’s partner ecosystem the strategy and leadership skills that continue to mobilize the life sciences industry around its social mission.
Yefei was born in China and is a first generation immigrant. He lived in 3 countries before coming to the U.S. as a teenager with his mom. His favorite first memory in America was riding a bike his dad got for him. He enjoys traveling, vlogging, and visiting local farm stands.