Carie Lemack, Cofounder and CEO, DreamUp
Carie Lemack is the Cofounder and CEO of DreamUp, the first company bringing space into classrooms and classrooms into space. Her leadership is one of the chief reasons DreamUp has launched over 350 experiments to the International Space Station. A former national security policy expert/advocate and producer of an Academy Award-Nominated film, Carie is a proud alumna of Space Camp and supporter of all space cadets reaching for the stars.
An experienced innovator skilled in conceiving and building ideas into globally-recognized organizations, Carie Lemack has more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurial endeavors, advocacy, and security policy. In 2009, Lemack cofounded Global Survivors Network, an organization for victims of terror to speak out against terrorism and radicalization. While heading the international non-profit, she coordinated and inspired events globally and produced an Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Killing in the Name. In 2001, she cofounded and led Families of September 11.
Carie has testified before the United States 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 previously on the Space Camp Alumni Advancement Board, and remains a lifelong member of Red Sox nation.