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Sonal Shah is the founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Prior to this, Sonal founded and led the White House Domestic Policy Council's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation from 2009- 2011. She served on President Obama's Transition Board overseeing the Technology, Innovation, Government Reform part of the transition. Before joining the White House, Sonal worked for Google, managing two of Google.org's global development initiatives in transparency and small business financing. Sonal was previously VP at Goldman Sachs, Inc., where she developed and implemented the firm's environmental strategy. She also co-founded a nonprofit, Indicorps, which offers fellowships for Indian-Americans to work on development projects in India. Prior to that, she worked at the Center for American Progress on trade, outsourcing and post conflict issues. She also developed and managed policy and advocacy programs for the Center for Global Development. From 1995 to 2002, Sonal was an economist at the Department of Treasury. Sonal received her MA in economics from Duke University and BA in economics from the University of Chicago. She is a 2006 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She sits on the Boards of the Case Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation, Oxfam America and the Century Foundation.