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Kathleen Roina

Director, Dana Education Program

Kathleen Roina is director of the Dana Foundation’s Education Program. She is responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s strategy and grantmaking in neuroscience education, in collaboration with the vice president of Neuroscience & Society and other Foundation staff. Kathleen also directs the annual Brain Awareness Week campaign and has overseen the campaign’s growth and global expansion to include the participation of organizations and institutions in more than 50 countries. Kathleen has over 20 years’ experience working in neuroscience outreach and education. In her previous roles at the Foundation, she oversaw the development and dissemination of the Foundation’s print and online educational resources, including booklets, lesson plans, fact sheets, and puzzles for all ages. Kathleen directed the NYC Regional Brain Bee competition, which tested the neuroscience knowledge of high school students, and cultivated partnerships with local universities to enhance the learning experience for participating students. Kathleen’s skills include website administration, email and social media marketing, event coordination, strategic planning, and grants management. She is an exercise enthusiast who enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and strength training, and currently resides in Bronxville, New York.

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