Kippy Joseph joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2010. As Associate Director, Innovation, she designs, implements and manages an integrated approach of grant-making and internal capability-building. The current strategy focuses on creating enabling environments for innovation in development contexts, including support for methods and infrastructure for social innovation.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Joseph worked at the United Kingdom’s Young Foundation, which focuses broadly on social innovation by conducting research, consultancy and incubation. At the Young Foundation, she led the education portfolio, capitalizing an education innovation fund and developing a new network of small innovative schools across the UK. Having started her career in the US, she has also directed several New York City youth programs in partnership with under-served local communities and public schools. Ms. Joseph is a trained facilitator of large and small groups, and has consulted to NGOs and foundations on strategy and program development.
Ms. Joseph holds Masters Degrees in Social and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and in Systemic Management and Consultation from the University of London. She earned her BA in Public Policy and Education at Brown University. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.