An experienced innovator skilled in conceiving and building ideas and products into globally-recognized entities, Carie Lemack has more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurial endeavors, organizational management, space-based product development, advocacy and security policy. Currently a mentor to startups in the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator program, and most recently co-founder and CEO of DreamUp, she focuses on spearheading programs, products and partnerships to inspire the next generation of innovators and explorers.
Lemack co-founded Global Survivors Network, an organization for victims of terror to speak out against terrorism and radicalization. She coordinated and inspired events globally and produced an Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Killing in the Name. In 2001, she co-founded and led Families of September 11.
Carie has testified before both houses of Congress and been interviewed repeatedly on national and international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, NPR, Fox News, al Jazeera, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She authored opinion pieces that ran in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe and The Guardian, among others.
Lemack received a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government after receiving an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in symbolic systems. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Fellow at GW's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, and remains a lifelong member of Red Sox nation.