Donielle Newell Buie

Hometown: Naperville, IL

high school: Illinois Math and Science Academy

college: Stanford University

MAJOR: Biomedical Engineering

GRAD. PROGRAM: Standord University (2006, MA)

Donielle Buie earned a BS in Biomechanical Engineering and an MA in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies in Education from Stanford University.  Her passion for innovation, social change, and leadership development led her to create opportunities to truly impact others while also developing her own skill.

After graduation, Donielle spent a year teaching entrepreneurship to high school students at Oakland Technical High School and Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy, both in Oakland, CA with BUILD.  Donielle was certified by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and was recognized as an Apprentice Teacher of the Year in 2006. After BUILD, Donielle spent seven years working in pharmaceutical market research.  Over the course of her career at Symphony Health Solutions (formerly AlphaDetail), Donielle grew from a business analyst to a Senior Director where she combined data-driven analytics, strategic consulting, and market analysis to provide timely information to clients.  She lead and supervised research projects from their developmental stages, through implementation, to on‑site delivery of results with clients including Abbott, Merck, Genentech, and Ipsen. 

In 2014, Donielle left Symphony Health Solutions to take a year off with her youngest son who was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.  She’s become involved with the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association.  In the spring of 2015, Donielle will be launching Kinanny, a door-to-door transportation service for kids in the Boston area.  She is excited to serve busy families who are looking to provide their children with great educational opportunities.

Donielle is married to Cullen Buie, an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.  They have two boys, Jeremiah and Simeon, and live in Cambridge, MA.

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