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Jennifer McFadden

Jennifer McFadden

Associate Director of Entrepreneurship & Lecturer in the Practice of Management

Over the last nine years, Jennifer McFadden has played an integral part in developing and fostering an entrepreneurial culture across Yale University. Jennifer serves as an advisor to the Yale Landscape Lab on Yale’s West Campus, which supports synergistic projects in health science, food systems, ecology, energy systems, entrepreneurship, and land use, and connects more than 20 professional schools, departments, organizations, and student groups across Yale.

Prior to joining Yale SOM, Jennifer worked in media and tech. She was an adjunct professor at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York, where she also conducted research at the intersection of media, tech, and entrepreneurship, and worked with start-ups in the news space.

Jennifer is a 2008 graduate of Yale SOM, where she focused on finance and entrepreneurship. While at Yale, Jennifer helped co-found and was the original program director for the YEI. She is a co-founder and advisor at Skillcrush, an online education company that focuses on teaching women technical skills. Jennifer graduated cum laude with a B.A. in economics from The University of Cincinnati, where she was a Hewett-Kautz Fellow. Jennifer is the Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Programs and a Lecturer in the Practice of Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management.


  • MBA, Yale School of Management, 2008
  • BA, University of Cincinnati, 1997