Joan Gass

Managing Director and Head of Groups

Joan oversees the Groups team, leading CEA's work on the growth and onboarding of new community members, and providing input on organization-wide strategy. She has an MBA from Stanford and an MPA in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She previously worked at Bain & Company, where she was a founding member of their Nigeria office. She also co-founded and directed a nonprofit in Uganda, and launched a fellowship related to catastrophic risks and emerging technology policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.