Cass Walker Harvey
Cass Walker Harvey is the Executive Director at First Southwest Community Fund. Originally from England, Cass Walker Harvey has spent the past decade building inclusive innovation ecosystems in the USA, Latin America and the UK. Most recently, Cass Walker Harvey led the launch of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale as Managing Director, where her role included strategy and programming for entrepreneurship and inclusive innovation at Yale, advising start-ups, and business development in the areas of environment, sustainability, health, education, and social justice. She has founded two non-profits: SelvaKids, which aims to provide sustainable solutions to increase educational resources in the Amazon, and Girls Thinking Global, which aims to increase collaboration and best practices in the non-profit sector to improve opportunities for adolescent girls worldwide. Ms Walker Harvey also worked extensively with Runa, a social enterprise that works with indigenous farmers to create sustainable livelihoods in the Amazon, leading their Fair Trade cooperative development, community-based research, and international education experiences. Ms Walker Harvey has a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She now lives on a conservation ranch in Archuleta County with her husband and their dog!