Director, Strategic Relations
Kip develops programs, partnerships, and collaborations with corporations, governments, and social impact organizations to further SU’s mission of positively impacting the world through innovative uses of technology. He was part of the initial team that created SU and has been involved in a variety of roles included coordinating and managing SU’s Global Solutions Program, Executive & International Programs, and Global Impact Challenges.
Previously, Kip developed impact oriented organizations including founding a solar manufacturing company and growing a health nonprofit that was awarded social innovation of the year in Los Angeles. He’s also served as an advisor and volunteer with several technology companies, startup programs, and nonprofit organizations. International projects and travels have taken him around the world and he’s lived for multiple years in China, Brazil, Argentina, and Ethiopia.
With his interest in understanding both humanity’s past and future, Kip attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in history with a focus on economics and international relations. He also participated in a Semester at Sea program to travel and study in East Asia.