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Alison Gilbert

Former Marketing Communications Manager, Skoll Foundation


Guided by a belief in the power of storytelling to spur meaningful change, Alison served as the Marketing Communications Manager at the Skoll Foundation from 2015-2018. There, she worked to leverage creative content and influencer engagement to help amplify and accelerate the impact of social entrepreneurs around the world.
Prior to joining Skoll Alison worked in South Africa, developing marketing and communications for Grassroot Soccer, a leading sport-for-development organization that uses the power of soccer to engage youth in HIV prevention and life skills education. Previously, she served as an account manager at Arnold Worldwide, an advertising agency in NYC.
Alison holds a B.A. in History and Consumer Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Berkeley Haas School of Business and plans to continue her career in the social sector upon graduation.

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