Most Influential Business People of Color

In July 2020, Dr. Barabino became the second president of Olin College of Engineering in Needham. While she’s a relative newcomer to Greater Boston, Barabino has been a trailblazer in her field for decades and embodies the spirit of ”constant innovation” central to Olin’s philosophy. Her many honors include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Award for Service to Society (2019) and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (2018). She serves on numerous committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and is the founding and executive director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity, which seeks to institutionalize the professional development and career success of women and minorities in STEM.

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