Ruth Levine Director of Business Development
“As a mechanical engineer trained in a traditional engineering program, there were some ways in which I didn’t feel prepared when I entered the workforce. I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time, but when I first heard about Olin’s founding and mission twenty years ago, I started to identify where my own preparation might have made me a better engineer.”
Levine manages strategic industry partnerships for Olin, including leading the efforts to develop each year’s SCOPE projects. She recently became part of a new team that is working together with faculty and staff across Olin to explore and develop new external engagement opportunities that align with the institutional vision for Olin’s future.
“After eleven years at Olin, I think I’m still most passionate about the hands-on work and self-directed learning that builds students’ confidence. I’m proud to be part of the built-in precept that Olin is preparing engineers to do good in the world; and that what we learn, and what we do well, we will share with other institutions for the greater good.”
Levine is also a longtime Olin donor. “I care deeply about providing access to students for whom the cost of attending might be an impossible barrier, I care about supporting environmentally responsible choices for the College’s operation, and I care about the broader mission and messaging about engineering for good and for all.”