Janet L. Krevolin ’77
Janet attended Renbrook from second through sixth grade and is a member of the Class of 1977. At Renbrook, Janet remembers that she experienced caring faculty who pushed her and opportunities to learn through academics, athletics, and nature. It is here at Renbrook that she learned to love math and sports, both of which have been key themes throughout her life and continue to be important to her to this day.
After Renbrook, Janet went to Kingswood Oxford School and then to Wellesley College, where she majored in Mathematics and Computer Science. At Wellesley, Janet played soccer and lacrosse and served as co-captain of both teams during her junior and senior years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. After a short stint in banking, she studied engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where she worked in an orthopedics laboratory and earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in 1987.
Janet has spent the bulk of her career in orthopedic research and product development. While working full time at a Swiss orthopedic company in Austin, TX, she completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. There she was nominated to the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. In 2004, she moved to Zurich to lead European research for Zimmer (now Zimmer-Biomet). After four years in Switzerland, Janet came back to the United States to serve as Vice President of Global Product Development for Zimmer.
In 2010, Janet moved to Boston to join an orthopedic start-up, Novum Medical, Inc., where she developed novel biomaterials with the goal of providing an enhanced interface with bone allowing for a more natural healing process and improved performance. Janet spent 11 years at Novum, serving as Chief Operating Officer for three years.
Janet is currently consulting for another start-up, Cranial Devices, Inc. CDI focuses on improving hydrocephalus shunts, which have some of the highest failure rates of all medical implants today. She is also a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University in the Biomedical Engineering Department and has numerous patents.
Janet was a 2017 Renbrook School Career Day Speaker and is a loyal supporter of the Renbrook Fund. She serves as the Wellesley Class of 1984 President and Co-Chair Elect of Friends of Wellesley Athletics, as well as on the Golf Club Handicap Committee. Janet lives in Massachusetts and enjoys golfing and cycling in her spare time.