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Gretchen Crosby Sims has focused her career on identifying and scaling social interventions to improve people's lives, and to promoting supportive public policies. She has 20 years of experience in a variety of executive and strategy roles in the philanthropic, impact investing, education, policy and nonprofit sectors. She is a Director at Social Finance UK, a leading impact investment intermediary, where she leads the education practice and the firm's broader efforts to inform public policy debates. Before joining Social Finance, Gretchen was the chief program executive at The Joyce Foundation, a private foundation in Chicago with assets of $900 million and $40 million in annual grant making. In that role, she operated as number two to the president and oversaw grant making programs in seven issue areas. In earlier roles, Gretchen led Joyce's K-12 education grant making and served as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Gretchen has also worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, CNN, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and as a policy adviser to presidential candidate Bill Bradley. She holds PhD and MA degrees in political science from Stanford University and a BA in government from Harvard University. Gretchen is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.