Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar | MIT J-WEL

Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar


Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar
Assistant Director, J-WEL Higher Education
Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab

jreyn AT mit. edu


Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar is Assistant Director of J-WEL Higher Education. 

Prior to her role at J-WEL, Julia was Managing Director of MIT-AFRICA with the goal to create mutually beneficial connections between MIT and African partners. Included under the initiative was the MIT-AFRICA Internship Program, which sends over 90 MIT students to internships across Africa each year and MIT-Empowering the Teachers--MIT’s largest African fellowship program. She previously lived in Kigali, Rwanda as Field Learning & Development Coordinator for One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Africa. She worked alongside the Ministry of Education and the Office of the President, to improve the educational conditions of teachers, children, schools, and communities through the use of the XO laptop.

Julia founded Girls Preparing to Succeed (GPS) a state-renowned organization to empower young women through her alma-mater Simmons College. Julia has a master’s in Teaching, Learning and Educational Transformation from the University of Massachusetts Boston.