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Katie Drasser

Managing Director, Aspen Institute


Katie Drasser is the managing director of Aspen Global Innovators Group and director of the Aspen in the Bay Area. At the Aspen Institute, she leads global efforts to address poverty alleviation, human rights, and social justice. Drasser has worked nationally and around the world on initiatives including HIV/AIDS treatment strategies in Romania, private health services delivery in Myanmar, and the scale up of Kenya’s national emergency medical system. She also spent time building a range of start-ups, designing a network of charter schools, and developing Good Capital, a venture fund that invests millions in social enterprises like The Hub Bay Area and the Social Capital Markets Conference.

Regional Focus

Central America, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa