Ellen Jorgensen

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 02

Ellen Jorgensen
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: New York

I recently founded Biotech Without Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science literacy and hands-on access to biotechnology. My previous organization, Genspace, was named one of the World's Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company. My efforts to promote low-cost bio-innovation have been featured by many news outlets, including Nature, Science, Discover, Wired, Make, BBC News, Dan Rather, PBS News, Discovery Channel, and The NY Times. After earning my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, I spent many years in the biotechnology industry, and I bring this deep experience to my mentoring role in my organization. I am adjunct faculty at the Cooper Union and School of Visual Arts. My TEDGlobal and TEDSummit talks (Biohacking: You Can Do It Too and What You Need To Know About CRISPR) have received over 2M views, and I am a member of the TED Red Circle. In 2017 Fast Company named me one of their Most Creative Leaders in Business.


I was nominated to become a THNKer by Menno van Dijk