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Julianne Zimmerman

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Julianne brings a diverse 30-year background in impact investing, social justice advocacy, and innovative thinking. At Adasina, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overseeing operational duties in collaboration with Adasina’s CEO. Her critical role involves overseeing Adasina Strategy Directors to ensure excellent execution of Adasina’s marketing, communications, and institutional business development activities.

An esteemed leader in the mission-driven impact investing industry, Zimmerman is recognized in Forbes’ 2022 “50 Over 50” list and is a distinguished lecturer on Social Entrepreneurship at Tufts University. Prior to joining Adasina, Julianne held the position of Managing Director at Reinventure Capital. There, she focused on investing in companies led and controlled by BIPOC and/or female founders that were at breakeven and poised for profitable growth. Previous roles include Co-Founder of a seed-stage investing practice, Vice President of Communications for a utility-scale energy storage company, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for a biofuel company, and Vice President of Engineering for a water purification startup, among many others.

Julianne’s commitment to social and climate justice extends to her community work where she has been an active participant in Racial Justice Investing, Browning the Green Space, and others. Over her professional life to date she has made a variety of contributions to advancing racial, social, and gender equity, both within her professional sphere and the wider community, and she continues to actively cultivate connections with fellow co-conspirators for good.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Julianne currently resides in Massachusetts. She graduated from MIT with two degrees in Aero/Astro Engineering and Literature/Humanities, and from the University of Maryland with an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. She also holds an executive certificate in sustainability management from the Presidio Graduate School and completed the 2021 CRT Summer School program. Julianne’s extraordinary experiences include serving as an EMT in Maryland and Massachusetts and being a finalist twice in the NASA astronaut selection process.

She resides in Boston with her musician husband. Walking their two Akita dogs every morning, in every weather, provides Julianne a daily energy recharge to do the work of transformative, reparative systemic change.