Shauna Mecartea

Assistant Director

Background Information
Shauna Mecartea is an Assistant Director of Foundation Relations. She manages a portfolio of foundations and works with the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Science and MIT Sloan School of Management. Before joining MIT in January 2013, Shauna served as Assistant Director of the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. She has an extensive background in managing grant submissions, developing funding and communications strategies, and working with government agencies and private foundations, all involving close collaboration with faculty. Earlier in her career Shauna was Assistant Director at UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology where she managed three academic programs and developed fundraising and communications strategies, as well as various outreach programs. Shauna is also highly experienced in academic publishing, having had an earlier role at UCLA as Director of the Cotsen Institute Press.

Education
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. in English Literature and Women’s Studies

Contact Information
Office of Foundation Relations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
600 Memorial Drive
W98-100
Cambridge, MA 02139

[T] 617-252-1474
[F] 617-258-8800
shaunam@mit.edu