Jean Minskoff Grant

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Jean Minskoff Grant

MA '79, Clinical Nutrition; Member, Dean's Advisory Council

I am an owner and manager of commercial properties, for which MGRMC provides both asset management and direct management for a diversified portfolio of urban and suburban office buildings and retail properties, totaling approximately one million square feet.


Prior to 1984 I worked in the field of Nutrition. I held the position of Chief Dietitian and then a teaching fellow at NYU working towards a Ph.D. I served as a Director and then President of The American Dietetic Association Foundation. I was a Medallion recipient of the American Dietetic Association in 2003, the 1992 Distinguished Alumna of UMDNJ as well as the 1988 Distinguished Alumna of School of Allied Health Professions, UMDNJ.


My interests include contemporary art, nutrition, cooking, theatre, reading, and sailing. I served on the BOD of The New York Women's Foundation for two terms and am now a member of their Chairs Council. I am on the "U.S. Foreign Policy and Women" Advisory Council of the Council on Foreign Relations. I am on Professional Council at the Urban Land Institute, a Real Estate industry organization. I am a member of, and served for 3 years as the Chair of The Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. I am a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College Committee on University Resources (COUR).