Sundaa Bridgett-Jones joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2012. Ms. Bridgett-Jones leads the Foundation’s work on the future of international cooperation. She has over 20 years of experience designing and executing high-impact international development initiatives.
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Bridgett-Jones led the Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in groundbreaking advocacy on Internet and religious freedoms. Formerly, she managed c-suite affairs at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and devised preventive diplomacy plans in South Asia. As an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Bridgett-Jones reflected on U.S. foreign policy and democracy promotion after a decade of leading USAID governance initiatives in the Middle East, Southern Africa, and Central Asia.
Ms. Bridgett-Jones holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University.