Nicole Rasul

ManagerInnovation, The Rockefeller Foundation

Nicole Rasul is an Innovation Manager at The Rockefeller Foundation where she contributes to shaping and executing the Foundation’s New Frontiers initiative. Her work has included research, incubation grantmaking, and network building to advance digital public infrastructure globally, reorient institutions around climate change, and develop well-being systems focused on prioritizing people and planet. Nicole joined the Foundation in May 2021.

Prior to The Rockefeller Foundation, Nicole worked as a researcher and writer in food and agricultural policy, and at The Ohio State University where her work focused on food, agricultural, and environmental sustainability. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade in program and communications roles at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

Nicole received a BA from Fordham University and an MPA with a focus on Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Authored Content

  • Feb 16 2023
    Perspective Developing Country Voices and the Global Climate Agenda: Unlocking Lessons for Action One of the most important messages from last year’s COP27 global climate summit was voiced by leaders from emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). They made it clear that time was a luxury their countries did not have. Climate change was affecting their people now, they said, and global action to respond to the issues […] Kevin O'Neil, Nicole Rasul