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Yanina Wolfe

Chair, Acumen Boston | Co-Founder, City Awake


Russian-born, Brooklyn-made, Boston-redesigned. Yanina Wolfe is fired up for international development, social enterprise, and startup communities. Yanina has been serving as acting Chair of Acumen+Boston since 2012. When not promoting entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty, she’s optimizing operations and project management at startups.

She was also the founding Chapter Director of One Brick Boston, one of the co-founders of City Awake, and the speaker curator and trainer for TedxSomerville 2015. She excels in building movements and moving projects that galvanize people.

Yanina graduated magna cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a double major in Political Science and Critical Social Studies. After graduating, she bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok for a solo five-month trip to Southeast Asia. At home in Cambridge, Yanina is a foodie who enjoys live music and yoga.

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