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Rebecca
Obounou
Assistant Dean, Social Innovation, Communities for Haitian Entrepreneurs and Startups (CHES), Inc

About

Rebecca

Rebecca is an American-born Haitian-American who lived in rural Haiti during her adolescence. There she watched her mother, a nurse, launch a primary health clinic that served the community. It was a transformative experience that ultimately inspired her to found and run Communities for Haitian Entrepreneurs and Startups (CHES), Inc from 2008 to 2020. This for-purpose entity accompanied rural entrepreneurs through training, coaching, and access to capital across various locations in the country. She worked as Assistant Director at Babson College Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. She has co-led a Maternal and Child Health learning-giving circle at Network for Engaged International Donors (NEID). She currently works at the MIT Public Service Center as Assistant Dean of Social Innovation, accompanying the Institute's student social innovators via training, coaching, and funding.