If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Marion Nestle. She’s had an incredibly strong impact on how we discuss health and nutrition in this country.

What motivates you to create social impact?

Society and communities frame the backbone of each person’s life. They are what allow individuals and families to develop and thrive. If we work to create stronger communities, it means we are helping create more thoughtful, generous individuals.

Host Site Overview

LIIF is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. In so doing, LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.

Host Site Project

Currently, LIIF is piloting, implement and scaling several new, innovative financing tools, including: 1) launching a new Pay for Success program to finance evidence-based interventions, 2) attracting impact investors to diversify capital sources, 3) piloting and expanding new social capital products like Equity With a Twist and 4) piloting and testing new methods for harnessing health care dollars to finance community development projects. To support these new financing efforts and products, the Fellow will be responsible for conducting research, due diligence, scoping, evaluation and reporting activities as needed. The Fellow will also contribute to knowledge-building for the community development field by working with the VP of Programs to create and organize convenings, presentations, papers and marketing materials.