Kara Shurmantine’s interest in entrepreneurship began when she translated her background in collegiate journalism to a freelance writing and editing position at BookheadEd, an early-stage educational technology company based in her home state of California. As Partnerships Manager at MassChallenge, Kara is responsible for managing relationships with MassChallenge’s sponsors and strategic partners in the public and private sectors. She is also heavily involved in fundraising initiatives, grant writing, and international partnerships.
Kara graduated from Middlebury College, where she received a B.A. in English & American Literatures and Spanish and was editor-in-chief of the student weekly.