Janell Ciemiecki is a Special Programs Administrator. In this role, she manages multiple public facing projects, including collegiate-level invention education activities, studies pertaining to LMIT Student Prize winners, and the planning process for LMIT’s professional development workshop.

Prior to this, for four years she managed the LMIT Student Prize program, a nationwide collegiate invention competition awarding undergraduate and graduate students for their inventive work. She enjoys the higher education space and previously spent 12 years within Executive Education Corporate Relations at the Harvard Business School, managing events and conducting outreach to global companies.

She brings experience in both student-facing and industry/company/client-facing roles and has broad knowledge of the inner workings of higher ed institutions. She has developed relationships with collegiate students, faculty/administrators, and the broader invention, technology, and entrepreneurship communities across the country. She has a strong interest in helping to build a network of support for students along their invention pathway.

A big believer in living life to its fullest, she supports laughter, having fun, and making the most of wherever a path may take you.



Master of Liberal Arts (ALM), General Management, Harvard University Extension School 

Bachelor of Arts, English, Saint Michael’s College  


If you could invent something, what would it be? 

I would invent a mechanism or process to fully eliminate trash from the world’s oceans.