Lucia Zhou

LeadInnovation, The Rockefeller Foundation

As an Innovation Lead, Lucia Zhou works across functions to implement and sustain a diverse spectrum of key Innovation initiatives and relationships. In addition to managing a portion of the data science grant portfolio—spanning climate, infrastructure, and data science for social impact—she also drives team operations, including budget planning, board and strategy meetings, and process management.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Lucia managed strategy development and operational implementation of the global supply chain for Calvin Klein, and in various innovation, consumer insights, product development, and partnership capacities for Estée Lauder Companies and at Haier Group.

Lucia is a graduate of Princeton University.

Authored Content

  • May 30 2023
    Perspective Can Data Science Create Social Equity? These Nine Organizations Think So Batista Artimisa Machava owns a small business in Mozambique. But as a low-income gig worker, growing his income is hard. Batista recently discovered Con-Héctor, a WhatsApp-based virtual assistant dedicated to offering salary insights and free marketing tools to informal workers like him. Con-Héctor helped Batista create a digital CV, an invaluable self-promotional tool he’d never […] Lucia Zhou