Kamya is a joint degree student at HKS and HBS. She most recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, working with the U.S. Department of Transportation on its smart city strategies. Prior to that, she worked at various technology including Facebook and Lime, in data science and product growth roles. She graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering.KEEP READING
Rashmi Khare is Vice President of Impact Advisory at Social Finance, focused on advising and designing projects with government to drive social progress. In collaboration with elected officials, policymakers, civic leaders, community members, philanthropies, and service providers, she leads teams towards coordinated outcomes-focused decision making. Rashmi is working on projects to reduce recidivism to the criminal and juvenile justice system, and birth-through-five initiatives.
Prior to Social Finance, Rashmi’s work reflects both finance and social sector commitments. She spent eleven years as a Fixed-Income Bond Trader with Fidelity Investments, trading a wide range of products on behalf of mutual fund shareholders. She managed both internal and external investment relationships, as well as creating and executing trading strategies. During her time with the Ulupono Initiative, Rashmi conducted due diligence on potential portfolio investments. She also served as a Kiva Fellow, placed with Accion East, the largest US microfinance lender. She currently sits on the board of a local nonprofit focused on women’s education.
Rashmi holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she was a Center for Business and Society Fellow, and a BS in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.KEEP READING
Mariana Matus is CEO and Cofounder of Biobot Analytics. Originally from Mexico City, Mariana received her PhD from the department of Biological Engineering at MIT in Computational Biology, where she specialized in the emerging field of wastewater epidemiology. In addition to her doctoral studies, Mariana cofounded the MIT Underworlds Smart Sewers Project, leading the vision and funding for a $4M interdisciplinary research project with collaborators from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. This work led to the creation of Biobot Analytics, and set the scientific foundation for Biobot’s wastewater platform—now serving the CDC and communities across all 50 US states. Mariana plans to expand Biobot’s venture backed platform, which has secured ~$30M in funding, into countries all over the globe.
Dr. Matus has been recognized for her leadership and entrepreneurial excellence through several awards. In 2020, she was named to the C&EN Trailblazing Women in Chemistry. She made Newsweek’s list of America’s 50 Greatest Disruptors in 2021, and their list of America’s 50 Enterprising Idealists in 2022. Boston Globe named Dr. Matus #8 on their inaugural 50 Tech Power Players list for 2022, and most recently she was honored to be featured on the 2022 TIME100 NEXT list as an industry innovator.KEEP READING
Tiffany Chu is the Chief of Staff to Mayor Michelle Wu.
Tiffany comes from a background in design, urban planning, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the City of Boston, she was the CEO & Co-founder of Remix, a collaborative software platform for transportation planning used by 500+ cities around the world. Remix was named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and Bloomberg for furthering sustainability and equity in the field, and was acquired by Via in one of the largest software acquisitions of 2021.
Tiffany was appointed as a Commissioner of the San Francisco Department of the Environment and served on San Francisco’s Congestion Pricing Policy Advisory Committee.
Previously, Tiffany was at Code for America, Y Combinator, Zipcar, and Continuum. She’s been named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, LinkedIn’s Next Wave of Leaders Under 35, and featured at SXSW, Helsinki Design Week, the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference, and more. Tiffany has a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning.
Tiffany is a first generation Taiwanese American. A few of her favorite things around Boston include the Charles River Esplanade, pasta at Giacomo’s, and the city’s walkability.KEEP READING
Matthew Klein is the Chief Program and Impact Officer at Robin Hood, where he leads the alignment of Robin Hood’s programmatic and public policy work to support pathways out of poverty for low-income New Yorkers.
Prior to Robin Hood, Klein served as the Executive Director of Blue Ridge Foundation New York, a philanthropic fund that operated as a full-service incubator, providing seed funding, office space, and hands-on operational support to start-ups focused on expanding upward mobility. Klein then went on to lead the New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity), a 70-person, multi-disciplinary team that helps City leaders use evidence and innovation to more effectively reduce poverty. Under his leadership, NYC Opportunity launched new anti-poverty programs, broadened the City’s use of rigorous evaluations, design methods, and data capabilities, helped achieve citywide poverty reduction goals, and added equity metrics to the City’s performance accountability system, among other accomplishments. During Klein’s tenure, the office garnered multiple awards for policy innovation and digital expertise.
Klein has served on numerous civic and nonprofit boards, including those of Robin Hood’s community partners, and has been the recipient of several fellowships, including from Echoing Green, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Results for America. Klein has a B.A. in History and a J.D. from Yale University and Yale Law School, respectively. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.KEEP READING