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C.A. Webb

President

C. A. Webb designs and builds platforms that enable communities to thrive. At her core, C.A. is a creator. She has co-founded a foundation (Trinity Boston Foundation), launched a venture capital fund (Underscore), and has built numerous tech and consumer products at companies including Whole Foods Market, Preserve, Care.com, the New England Venture Capital Association, and Fast Company magazine. C.A.’s passions include urban living, public transit, social and economic equity, food, and her two young daughters. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and serves on the boards of The Boston Foundation, T4MA, and MassRobotics. C.A. has been named “one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston” by Boston Magazine and an “Innovation All Star” by the Boston Business Journal. 
C.A. and her team at the Kendall Square Association create systems, products, and campaigns to drive connectivity, learning, and social impact for the world’s epicenter of innovation. 

Caleb Hurst-Hiller

Vice President of Community Learning

Caleb is an educator, working for the past twenty years in public education.   

Before joining the KSA team, Caleb consulted with, and coached, school leaders across the Commonwealth, focusing on issues of equity, governance, and effective leadership.  As Head of School at Community Charter School of Cambridge (a proud member of the KSA), Caleb was responsible for adherence to the school’s mission, academic program development, student achievement, personnel and staff development, facilities, operations, long-range planning, and financial management. Caleb was a founding member of the CCSC faculty in 2005 and wore many hats prior to leading the school, including that of High School Principal, middle and high school humanities teacher, instructional leader, and basketball coach. He has extensive board experience, serving on the boards of CCSC, the KSA, most recently as treasurer, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, and Unity Prep in Brooklyn. He is currently a member of Cambridge’s Community Benefits Advisory Committee.  

Caleb earned a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was an Urban Scholars Fellow. Despite roots in New York City, Caleb is a proud Cantabridgian, living with his wife and three kids, two of whom attend Cambridge Public Schools. He can commonly be found on his bike, heading to his kids’ school, the KSA office, from one meeting to the next, or home.


Abigail Phillips

Director of Communications

Abigail is a world traveler, building relationships and communities wherever she goes. Working to ensure people feel heard and understood, she has proven track record as a strategic communicator and thoughtful relationship manager. A skilled convener driven by a desire to consistently and effectively tell stories and streamline messaging, she has found success in promoting communities one human-interest story at a time.

Over the last 10 years, Abigail has led media relations and marketing strategies with New England businesses and destination travel organizations, including Choose Chicago and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. She has spearheaded major communications campaigns, including the Massachusetts Whale Trail and Year of Chicago Theatre, through collaborative partnerships designed to increase international awareness and boost regional economic impact.

She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston where she studied Political Science and Communication.


Yuqi Wang

Senior Manager of Programming

Yuqi brings nearly a decade of experience building community with others through programming and organizing, and working to change policies at the systemic and institutional level to improve the well-being of historically marginalized communities. Through her work with organizations such as the Institute on Economic and Racial Equity, the Midas Collaborative, and the Asian Community Development Corporation, Yuqi brings a deep and rich skillset in program development, research, policy analysis, advocacy, and racial equity. As Senior Manager of Programming at KSA, Yuqi’s goal is to build the capacity of member companies through various programming; help members navigate complex problems in order to create more positive impacts within their spheres of influence; and organize members around local and state policies that could improve the quality of working and living in Kendall Square.

In her free time, Yuqi loves to play with her two dogs, Joy and May, dance, and explore new hiking trails. Yuqi has her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master in Public Policy and social impact Master in Business Administration from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.


B. Kimmerman

Senior Manager, Programming and Community Affairs

B. is a creative community builder and thoughtful communicator with a background in government and policy. Driven by a desire to create meaningful social impact and a passion for justice, B. connects with stakeholders at all levels to understand their stories, problem solve, and advocate for them with an equity lens. 

Through her experience working at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and the Office of the Mayor of Cambridge, B. brings a deep knowledge and skill set in state and local policy development, systems building, and strategic planning to Kendall Square. 

B. graduated from Boston University where she studied Philosophy, Political Science, and Classics. In her free time, she loves to paint, make music, and try new foods. 

Alex Barbat

Manager of Member Experience

An advocate for equality, Alex believes in the power of connection and creativity when working to create change. Her background in community organizing has taught her that the most transformative experiences come when people are open to empathize with others and build relationships based on trust. Alex has a passion for planning events where participants engage in shame-free learning while also having fun and furthering ties to the community. Now, she wants to help innovation flourish at the KSA by helping members connect and creating collaborative experiences.

Alex recently graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in Political Science. While there, she helped lead efforts to enhance dialogue between students, faculty, and staff, and bolstered student involvement in campus life. When she’s not working, you can find her doting on her two cats, reading, or playing improv games with friends.