Shaibya Dalal, Director of Strategic Growth and Operations, partners closely with the President and CEO and Chief Operating Officer to design, launch, and lead new strategic initiatives across the operations, programmatic, and communications teams. Her work also involves research and writing on various equity issues impacting communities of color and implementation of the Corporate Racial Equity portfolio. While earning her MBA at Berkeley Haas, she was co-president of the Haas Race Inclusion Initiative and served as a Senior Management Associate at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Prior to business school, Shaibya worked as chief of staff and speechwriter to PolicyLink founder and former CEO Angela Glover Blackwell. She started her career in government, managing CleanPowerSF — the City and County of San Francisco’s groundbreaking renewable energy program — and advancing environmental legislation at local and state levels. Shaibya graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and Public Policy. She brings a unique perspective as an Indian immigrant and is based in Oakland. Her loves include animals, puns, stand-up comedy, and Zumba.