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Jennifer Grygiel
Assistant Professor
Communications/Social Media


Jennifer Grygiel is a social media professional who most recently served as social business and emerging media manager and assistant vice president at State Street Corporation in Boston. There, she developed a social listening and marketing data and analytics program and was the lead project manager for the Social Intranet Project, which received an IABC Gold Quill Merit Award. Her social listening work has also been recognized and received a Gold Wommy for Social Media Monitoring Implementation from Womma (Word of Mouth Marketing Association).

Over the course of her career she has severed as the executive director for public affairs and communications and chief of staff at the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the regulation of financial markets. She has also worked at the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School and is the founder of No Gay Left Behind, which advocates for the development of virtual gay-straight alliances (VGSAs) via social media.

She earned a bachelor’s in art and education from St. Lawrence University and completed the graduate program in management with a concentration in finance and control from Harvard Extension School.

Her areas of interest include social media; emerging media; decentralized applications; community policing; financial technology (“Fintech”); LGBTQ youth advocacy; and race, gender and society.


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