Julia Moffett is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Education Design Lab where she works to develop a range of strategic initiatives key to the Lab’s growth and impact. She is also the Founder and CEO of the Future of Learning Fund which supports new models of education with capital and strategic support in the US, UK and Africa. The Fund’s portfolio spans exciting learning businesses and non-profits that are developing innovative solutions to improve the access, affordability, quality and relevance of education.
Prior to this role, Julia served as the Director of Innovation at the Equity Group Foundation in Kenya (2013-2017) where she built solutions to offer cutting-edge digital learning resources to 14,000 secondary students, next-generation mobile learning to hundreds of thousands of bank customers at the bottom of the pyramid, and, world-class partnerships to trial innovative finance tied to employability skills. In her role as a Trustee and Advisor at the Burberry Foundation in London (2007-2014), Julia led the development of a global signature program aimed at helping marginalized young people develop greater creative confidence through design thinking.
Previous positions have included: Director of Strategy, BBC World Service Trust (UK 2004 – 2007); Managing Director and Chief Strategic Officer, Markle Foundation (US 1998 – 2002); Vice President, Communications, NBC News (US 1997-1998); Director Strategic Planning, National Security Council (US 1996 – 1997); and, Director of Strategic Communications, The White House (US 1993 – 1996).
Julia is a Board Member of Akili Kids in Nairobi, and an Advisory Board Member of Roadtrip Nation. She is a Member of the BETT Global Education Council, and a Jury Member and Mentor for the World Innovation Summit on Education Awards. She holds a B.A. with Highest Honors in History, Government, Philosophy and Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.