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Jean Shia

Head of Portfolio and Investment at Autodesk Foundation

Jean Shia is the Head of Portfolio and Investment at the Autodesk Foundation where she oversees a portfolio of organizations using design for positive social and environmental impact. Jean has over 15 years of experience working across the public and private sectors in social entrepreneurship, economic development, finance and strategic operations.
Prior to joining Autodesk, Jean was the VP of Business Operations at Driptech, a for-profit social enterprise focused on improving smallholder livelihoods through low cost irrigation technologies. She also worked for three years in the investment and development team of a US$100 million real estate fund, Avant Housing.
She started her career as a Community Development Fellow at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development working to revitalize neighborhoods across New York City. Jean received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Urban Studies from Cornell University.