This year Jane has advised companies, foundations, start-ups and organizations in Europe and Canada on refugee integration. As a director for a national voluntary agency, she worked between the federal government and local agencies to ensure successful refugee resettlement, and trained and advised organizations across the volag network on refugee labor market integration. As the Founder and CEO of Smarter Good she is preventing brain drain through a BPO-model that leverages the talents of global professionals in their home countries, including in the Philippines.
She is a Lecturer in Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Venture Partner, and has been on the advisory boards of Ashoka U, Joshua Venture, the Peery Foundation and the Migration Policy Institute, among others.
Jane's contributions and leadership have been recognized by BYU Social Innovator of the Year Award, John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneur Award, among others. She holds a MA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Tufts University.
Lesser-known facts about Jane include: she spends a lot of time talking to her dog, she's learned many key life and career lessons from Tyra Banks and her America’s Next Top Model series (eg smizing), and she would eat entire meals comprised only of corn-on-the-cob if it was deemed as a socially-acceptable thing to do.