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Jean Shia

Managing Director of Autodesk Foundation

Jean Shia is the Managing Director of the Autodesk Foundation, where she invests in a portfolio of 30+ organizations using technology for positive social and environmental impact and leads the Foundation’s impact management function. Jean has two decades of experience working across the public and private sectors in social entrepreneurship, economic development, finance and strategic operations.  Jean was previously the Vice President of Business Operations at Driptech, a for-profit social enterprise focused on improving smallholder livelihoods through low cost irrigation technologies.  She started her career as a Fellow in the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development working to revitalize communities across New York.  Jean received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS with Honors in Urban Studies from Cornell University.