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Jessica Rousset

Deputy Director
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6205
Deputy Director
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6205

Jessica Rousset is the Deputy Director of the Interplanetary Initiative, leading its strategy, collaborations and operations. Jessica is a mission-driven operational, business development and commercialization leader focused on growing early-stage technology companies, creating innovation engines in large organizations and bridging academic, government and corporate interests toward the common goal of improving people’s lives. She led a publicly-traded drug delivery company as its COO and served as the head of innovation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where over a 10-year period, she founded its Center for Innovation, helped launch medtech and biotech companies improving children’s lives and established an FDA-funded national pediatric technology accelerator. 


Master of Science: Biochemistry and Biotechnology National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) - Lyon, France

Healthcare Leadership Academy Certificate: Healthcare Administration University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Industry Positions: 

Investing member at Portfolia, a venture fund that empowers women to invest in the solutions that they want in the world