Luminary: Elizabeth Connolly

A former university administrator and instructor, Elizabeth Connolly has held consultant and business development roles with multiple start-ups and early-stage innovators in ed tech and enrollment management services. Her previous organizations include Starfish Retention Solutions, ACUE (The Association of College and University Educators) and the Innovation Labs of The Myers-Briggs Company (creators of the VitaNavis platform for guiding students through pathways to success). She currently serves as Chief Partnership Officer for Thinking Nation, a nonprofit with a mission to prepare students to be college and career ready, through a combination of innovative supplemental curriculum, assessments, and professional development for teachers.