As Director, Finance and Administration for Stanford Biodesign, Carolyn Heller manages core programs and oversees day-to-day operations across multiple program initiatives, including all finance functions, human resources, faculty affairs, administration, office administrators, development and the 5,000 square foot Biodesign Collaboratory and Prototyping Studio facilities. Carolyn teaches Program Development in the Global Faculty in Training program. In her role, Carolyn works with the Office of Medical Development on stewardship and corporate partners. Carolyn serves on the Racial Equity and Inclusion Task Force and participates in D&I initiatives across campus.

Prior to joining Biodesign, Carolyn served as the Operations Manager in the Stanford School of Medicine, Office of the Dean. Carolyn was the founder and CMO of a sustainable products company, a global senior product manager at Mattel and a senior consultant at Accenture.

Carolyn earned an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a BA from Tulane University.

Current Role at Stanford

Director, Finance and Administration, Stanford Biodesign

Education & Certifications

  • MBA, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
  • BA, Tulane University
  • Ext Ed, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Women Entrepreneurship Program