Prior to serving as the founding Executive Director of the Yield Lab Institute, Connie served as a Principal for the Yield Lab and Cultivation Capital, where she managed accelerator programming, deal flow, and portfolio and aided firm expansion into Ireland, Argentina, and Singapore. Ms. Bowens' prior roles include Operations Manager for Grape Arbor VC, a multi-family office investing in startups and venture funds.
She is a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about impact investment in agrifood systems. She is a 2016 Venture for America fellow and a member of the VFA alumni board. She holds a B.S. in General Engineering, with an emphasis on Environmental Studies, from Swarthmore College.