MSc, Science Communication and Public Engagement, University of Edinburgh

BS, Evolutionary Anthropology and Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science, University of Michigan

Jessi Kittel

Design Manager

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

I’m passionate about lifelong learning and supporting an engaged, informed public. My role with the Center for Academic Innovation connects me to diverse teams and schools of thought across the University and beyond and allows me to contribute to innovative and accessible educational opportunities.

Current Roles/Previous Experience

Utilizing her expertise in project management and engaging her love of problem-solving, Jessi coordinates the efforts of content specialists and learning and design experts in the production of online learning initiatives. Jessi specializes in the development and design of Teach-Outs, Collections, and other short-form online learning opportunities.

Prior to joining the Center for Academic Innovation, Jessi worked in research regulation and oversight at Tufts University and the University of Michigan. She facilitated compliance and minimized barriers to high-quality, ethical research through highly collaborative relationships with researchers and active participation and presentation at several national conferences. She brings to CAI a continued interest in communication and transparency about biomedical research.

Ask Me to Learn About

  • Project management
  • Effective training
  • Science communication
  • British murder mysteries
  • Aerial silks
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