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Jessica Rousset

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

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. 

Education: 

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