Michellana Jester

Faculty and Affiliate

Michel­lana Jester is a Lec­tur­er in the Glob­al Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment Group at MIT Sloan School of Man­age­ment (Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts). Michel­lana designs inno­v­a­tive and impact­ful learn­ing expe­ri­ences to assist learn­ers to advance their per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al goals, as well as advance the strate­gic goals of their orga­ni­za­tion. With more than two decades of expe­ri­ence in strate­gic man­age­ment con­sult­ing, orga­ni­za­tion­al and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, Michel­lana has worked with a vari­ety of orga­ni­za­tions - from cor­po­ra­tions to high­er edu­ca­tion- to face com­plex chal­lenges and move to action.

Michel­lana has writ­ten and pre­sent­ed her research on adult learn­ing, human resource and orga­ni­za­tion­al devel­op­ment in a vari­ety of forums includ­ing the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment; and she has been fea­tured in Finan­cial Times, Fast Com­pa­ny, The Smart Man­ag­er, BizEd Mag­a­zine, and Psy­chol­o­gy Today. In addi­tion to com­plet­ing cer­tifi­cate pro­grams from Yale School of Man­age­ment, Uni­ver­si­ty of Chicago’s Booth School of Man­age­ment, IDEO and the Insti­tute for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing, Michel­lana holds a Doc­tor­ate degree from Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and a Master’s degree from Har­vard University.