Kyra McAndrews

Executive Director, SODI

Kyra comes to SODI with a passion for collaboration, believing that cross-sector partnerships have the power to achieve innovative solutions that single sectors cannot realize alone. Kyra drives SODI’s partnerships and organizes the SODI convening, an annual event that brings together bring together leading companies and top researchers to advance the science, and to design, test, and scale new approaches that accelerate diversity.

Kyra founded her own company Inspectus in 2019 to help restaurants and food entrepreneurs navigate compliance. She was a Fellow of the INVANTI startup generator in South Bend, IN in 2018-2019. Prior to that, Kyra worked with America Forward, the nonpartisan policy arm of venture philanthropy firm New Profit, where she supported a community of entrepreneurs in driving the national dialogue on social innovation and advocating for lasting policy change.

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Neela Rajendra

Executive Director

Olga Stoddard

Research Director

Judd Kessler

Research Affiliate