Jodi Nelson

Senior Vice President, Policy & Practice at International Rescue Committee, Inc.

Jodi Nelson

Jodi Nelson

Senior Vice President, Policy & Practice at International Rescue Committee, Inc.

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Eopp Associate & Lecturer in Economics at Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines

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Fund Advisor at Hudson Capital Management (NY) LP

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Former GM & Vice President at Microsoft Corporation

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Chief Strategy Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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President at Flora Family Foundation

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Founder & President at Innovations for Poverty Action

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Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner at Magnitude Capital LLC

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Conservation

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Founder at WPA, Inc.

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Researcher at Innovations for Poverty Action

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Jodi Nelson
Senior Vice President, Policy & Practice at International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Education
Doctorate in Political Science with a Concentration in Political Economy

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Bachelor's Degree

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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Member
2000 - 2007

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Senior Vice President, Policy & Practice
Tenure Unconfirmed

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Director, Strategy Measurement & Evaluation, Operations
Prior - 2015

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Faculty Member
Prior

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Maloto works with local partners in Malawi to develop and support programs for nutrition, education and entrepreneurship: The Kwithu Women’s Group provides meals, early childhood education and afterschool tutoring, and community HIV/AIDS outreach programs to support vulnerable children.

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems,and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors.

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