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Andrea Neilan Carranza is the Executive Director of Harvard's Growth Lab. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in business development and oversees the center’s operations and strategic development.

Prior to the Growth Lab, Andrea was an Advisor to Grameen Research and Director with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), a global energy research firm. She launched several new businesses for IHS CERA, including the firm's Global Power Forum, a membership serving C-level executives from electric utilities, independent power producers and government ministries; CERA’s Asia Pacific Energy practice and its global financial services practice.

Andrea was an English teacher at Kai Tak Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong and co-founded Boston Cares. Andrea has a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a BA from James Madison University. [Email]