“Making sure that students are becoming career ready will take intentional and smart policies that take a more comprehensive, integrated approach to policy and implementation.  The Opportunity Institute is working across several policy areas to help create a system that works for all.  As part of its commitment to inclusive opportunity, the Institute is looking at how to make sure individuals who become incarcerated are able to build new pathways to college and career. We won’t have the growth and prosperity we want as a nation unless we have inclusion, hence the importance of The Opportunity Institute.”

“Making sure that students are becoming career ready will take intentional and smart policies that take a more comprehensive, integrated approach to policy and implementation.

The Opportunity Institute is working across several policy areas to help create a system that works for all.

As part of its commitment to inclusive opportunity, the Institute is looking at how to make sure individuals who become incarcerated are able to build new pathways to college and career. We won’t have the growth and prosperity we want as a nation unless we have inclusion, hence the importance of The Opportunity Institute.”

Laura D’Andrea Tyson (Chair)

Professor and former dean, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; former Director, National Economic Council, White House

Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees at UC Berkeley.

From July 2018 to December 2018, she served as Interim Dean of Berkeley Haas. Previously, she was the Dean of London Business School (2002-2006) and the Dean of the Berkeley Haas (1998-2001).

Tyson was a member of the U.S Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996).

She is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc., Lexmark International Inc., and Apex Swiss Holdings SARL. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.