Andrea Neilan Carranza

Andrea Neilan Carranza

Executive Director
Andrea Carranza

Andrea Neilan Carranza is the Executive Director of the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in business development and oversees the center’s operations and strategic development.

Prior to the Growth Lab, Andrea was an Advisor to Grameen Research and Director with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), a global energy research firm. She launched several new businesses for IHS CERA, including the firm's Global Power Forum, a membership serving C-level executives from electric utilities, independent power producers and government ministries; CERA’s Asia Pacific Energy practice and its global financial services practice.

Andrea was an English teacher at Kai Tak Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong and co–founded Boston Cares. Andrea has a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a BA from James Madison University.

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Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 34
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138