Alessandra Henderson is a startup professional with a background in innovation at the intersection of creative arts and technology. Henderson is currently Vice President of Network and Partner at Human Ventures in New York, the first female-led venture startup studio, where she leads the team that identifies founders, builds early stage teams, and pairs them with an expert network of industry professionals. Additionally, she is the Founding Executive Director of the MIT NYC Startup Studio, MIT’s first remote accelerator program launched in June 2017. From 2010-2014, Alessandra worked as Content Partner Director at Artsy, joining the founding team to build and manage international gallery partnerships. Henderson holds a bachelor's from Vanderbilt University and a master's in business administration from MIT Sloan, where she was the recipient of the Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. Entrepreneurship Award and Martin Trust Community Fellow awards.