Carla Romney

Director of Research

  • Title Director of Research
  • Education Harvard University, D.Sc.
    University of Rochester, MBA
    Dartmouth College, MS
    Tufts University, BA and BS

Carla joined the CityLab team in 2000 to combine her passions for science, education, and business. She first entered a research laboratory through a National Science Foundation Student Science Training Program while a high school student in New York. One day after her high school graduation, she began work in a cancer research laboratory in NY, an experience that ultimately influenced her career path. She spent summer and winter vacations during her college years investigating the roles of viruses and biochemical modulators in cervical cancer. After graduating from Tufts University with degrees in electrical engineering and Spanish, she began a long graduate school path that included studies at Dartmouth College (Masters in Biomedical Engineering) and University of Rochester (Masters of Business Administration). While in Rochester, Carla worked as an engineer for a surgical laser start-up company that designed devices to facilitate minimally invasive surgical procedures. She then decided to return to school to study cancer biology and earned her D.Sc. from Harvard University in 2000.

Carla has a long-standing interest in education. She has helped thousands of students to prepare for standardized entrance exams at all levels and has volunteered for several programs that encourage women to study science and engineering.  Carla currently serves as the Director of Education Strategies for the Westchester Biotech Project and received its founder’s award.  Carla has served on many state-wide STEM education development committees.  She is a Course Faculty Facilitator for the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in the Health Professions.

Carla enjoys fine dining and traveling.  Carla is a violinist in several community orchestras.

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