Lucy Kolessin is the senior director of finance and operations for Harvard Catalyst. In her role, she oversees financial and research operations across the center and its programs, and ensures compliance with sponsor, university, and government regulations and other policy requirements. Kolessin began her career in research management and research finance within the private, nonprofit sector in 2001, following the completion of her MBA from Simmons University, Boston. She joined Harvard Medical School in 2008 and was one of the founding administrators of Harvard Catalyst.