Janine brings a mix of entrepreneurial experience, teaching skills, and program management backgrounds to her role at LACI. Before LACI, Janine worked with hundreds of startups at VentureWell, a non-profit in Massachusetts that supports STEM innovators with socially impactful ventures, including cleantech startups. Prior to that, Janine co-founded a green chemistry startup in the SF Bay Area and taught youth leadership programs and field science in California and Maine. Janine holds an MBA with an emphasis in sustainability and social impact from Dominican University of California and her undergraduate degree from Colby College focused on Environmental Policy. Janine is originally from San Francisco and has a passion for whitewater rafting.