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Sonal Shah

Founding Executive Director at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University

Sonal Shah is the Founding Executive Director at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. Shah, an economist and entrepreneur, has spent her career focused on actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. She has worked in government, business, and the nonprofit sectors. Shah has also served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and founding Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation during the Obama administration. Recently, she had taken a leave of absence to work as National Policy Director for presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Authored Content

  • Aug 19 2020
    Innovation The Future of AI: Developing a Framework that Benefits All For the second episode in the #RFBreakthrough series, The Rockefeller Foundation hosted a live stream discussion on how we can use artificial intelligence as a force for good during the pandemic and beyond, while also exploring the need for a regulatory framework to ensure its responsible use. Using the AI+1 Report to kick start the conversation, […]
  • Apr 24 2019
    Blog Post Ushering Government Services into the Digital Age Our lives intersect with government services in countless ways — giving veterans access to healthcare, caring for children in foster programs, and even helping us get around using public transit. In an effort to improve those interactions, governments around the world are working to reimagine how they provide public services in a digital age. While […]
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