Andrea Ippolito is as a member of the faculty within the College of Engineering and SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, Andrea served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. She is a former Presidential Innovation Fellow based out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and General Services Administration. She obtained both her BS in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.