Caroline Montojo, Ph.D., is the President and CEO of the Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organization in New York City dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain. Dr. Montojo leads the Foundation into its next chapter which focuses on the intersection of neuroscience and society, expanding its impact in areas such as neuroethics, and neuroscience and the law. Dr. Montojo was previously the Director of Life Sciences and the Director of Brain Initiatives at The Kavli Foundation, where she worked to advance science and support a thriving enterprise of science. Dr. Montojo has been deeply involved in catalytic efforts to advance neuroscience, including the U.S. BRAIN Initiative and the International Brain Initiative. She served as an elected spokesperson for the IBI and contributes to publications on international neuroscience and neuroethics in editorials, articles, and perspectives.
Dr. Montojo completed postdoctoral research in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research at UCLA focused on investigating neural biomarkers for psychiatric illness using functional magnetic resonance imaging and behavioral techniques, for which she was awarded the Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Award and the Stephen R. Mallory Schizophrenia Research Award. Dr. Montojo received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Women in Leadership Certificate from the Cornell SC Johnson School of Business.