Chief Transformative Impact Officer, Year Up
Shawn Jacqueline Bohen is nationally recognized for her ability to turn great ideas into dynamic, diversely-staffed, fiscally-viable entities. Shawn is currently responsible for crafting and orchestrating this social enterprise’s movement building strategy, policy agenda, and R & D on new lines of business, including the launch of the Grads of Life initiative, a best practice insight and business consulting start-up.
Prior to Year Up, Shawn spent fourteen years working at Harvard University in a series of leadership roles facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle some of society’s most challenging and interesting social, political and economic dilemmas, including a stint as Assistant Provost transforming Harvard’s approach to finding, developing and promoting a diverse, world-class faculty.
Having worked as an actor, waitress and janitor, Shawn began her full-time paid professional career conducting grassroots environmental and consumer affairs campaigns for the Public Interest Research Groups in CT and MA. Shawn is married, and has five children, three of whom are teenagers.