Major: Chemistry & Economics
Jack Kenney grew up in Orono, Minnesota, and is the oldest of four siblings. During a month-long period in high school, Jack experienced business development first-hand as an intern at the operational headquarters of Medtronic Inc. The unique opportunity to contribute to an organization with the global mission of improving the lives of others stimulated his current passion for intersecting science, technology, medicine, and business strategy.
Jack then attended College of the Holy Cross, where he was a double major in chemistry and economics, as well as a NCAA Division I ice hockey goaltender. Prior to graduating from Holy Cross, Jack worked as a business strategy intern within both MC10 Inc. and the Yale School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical & Interventional Technology. Exposure to the inner-workings of an innovative medical technology start-up and one of the world’s top research universities, as well as an opportunity to contribute significantly to their business efforts, only furthered his interest in the world of science and technology commercialization as it applies to health and the life sciences. Through prior academic, athletic, and professional pursuits, Jack has worked to develop a unique skill set that combines scientific, technical, and economic understanding with a strong sense of team and leadership.
While a member of the ESTEEM program at the University of Notre Dame, he will be leveraging these skills while producing a capstone thesis alongside Amicus Therapeutics Inc., with the goal of significantly improving the quality of life of rare disease patients. After graduation from Notre Dame, Jack aims to continue to learn, develop his passion, and apply his skill set in the arenas of management consulting, industry, or entrepreneurship.