Our Team

JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit applied research organization founded in 2014 by Bob Jain.

Our team of staff and fellows includes experts and academics from the fields of economics, data analysis, financial modeling, political economy, and policy, among others.

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BOARD

Founder, Chairman

Bobby Jain

Trustee

Carola Jain

Trustee and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stynes

STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

Chief Operating Officer

Alexander Jacobs

Strategy and Operations

Klea Kalia

Associate

EDITORIAL AND COMMUNICATIONS

Phenomenal World

Maya Adereth

Deputy Editor

Phenomenal World

Tim Barker

Contributing Editor

Phenomenal World

Josue Chavez

Publishing and Operations Associate

Phenomenal World

Sanoja Bhaumik

Managing Editor

Editorial and Communications

Molly Dektar

Director

Phenomenal World

Andrew Elrod

Associate Editor

Phenomenal World

Emma Fajgenbaum

Senior Editor

Phenomenal World

Hugo Fanton

Editor

Phenomenal World

Camilo Andrés Garzón

Editor

Phenomenal World

Jack Gross

Research Writer and Editor

Phenomenal World

Tenaya Nasser-Frederick

Assistant Editor

Phenomenal World

Elham Saeidinezhad

Fellow, Market Structure

Phenomenal World

Maria Fernanda Sikorski

Editor

RESEARCH

Digital Ethics and Governance

Arden Ali

Lead Researcher

Higher Education Finance

Eduard Nilaj

Data Science Research Associate

Special Projects

Francis Tseng

Lead Independent Researcher

Guaranteed Income

Jack Landry

Research Associate

Chief Research Officer

Jerome Hodges

Financing the Energy Transition

Jonah Allen

Research Associate

Higher Education Finance

Laura Beamer

Lead Researcher

Social Wealth

Paul Katz

VP and Lead Researcher

Empirical and Field Research

Roberta Costa

Research Manager

Empirical and Field Research

Sidhya Balakrishnan

Director of Research

Social Wealth and Financing the Energy Transition

Sina Sinai

Research Associate

RESEARCH FELLOWS

Social Wealth

Adriel Araujo

Fellow

Empirical and Field Research

Ege Aksu

Fellow

Social Wealth and Financing the Energy Transition

Jonathan Calenzani

Fellow

Empirical and Field Research

Marcella Cartledge

Fellow

Social Wealth

Thaís Donega

Fellow

Special Projects

Yakov Feygin

Fellow

Higher Education Finance

Sultana Fouzia

Research Fellow

Guaranteed Income

Sara Franklin

Fellow

Guaranteed Income

Leah Hamilton

Senior Fellow

Empirical and Field Research

Johannes Haushofer

Senior Fellow

Higher Education Finance

Sérgio Pinto

Fellow

Higher Education Finance

Marshall Steinbaum

Senior Fellow

AFFILIATE AND EMERGING INITIATIVES

JFI-Brooks School Fellowship

Adi Rao

Fellow

Center for Active Stewardship

Anna Hope Emerson

Fellow

JFI-Brooks School Fellowship

Lexin Cai

Fellow

Center for Active Stewardship

Mikhael Gaster

Fellow

JFI-Brooks School Fellowship

Sarah Kreps

Senior Fellow

Climate

Natalie Leonard

Fellow

JFI-Brooks School Fellowship

Pauline Leung

Senior Fellow

Center for Active Stewardship

Nolan Lindquist

Executive Director

JFI-Brooks School Fellowship

Zhuan Pei

Senior Fellow

FELLOWS EMERITI

Digital Ethics and Governance

David Gray Grant

Senior Fellow Emeritus

Digital Ethics and Governance

Lily Hu

Senior Fellow Emeritus

Digital Ethics and Governance

Greg Keenan

Fellow Emeritus

Digital Ethics and Governance

Milo Phillips-Brown

Senior Fellow Emeritus

Decarbonization of the EU

Théophile Pouget-Abadie

Fellow Emeritus

AI for the Public Good

Friederike Schuur

Fellow Emeritus

OPEN POSITIONS

The Jain Family Institute has frequent openings for research fellowships. We share new opportunities in Sources, Phenomenal World’s weekly letter. If you feel an affinity for our work and have a strong background or interest in higher education finance, digital ethics, guaranteed income, or, more broadly, economics, policy, finance, and the social sciences, please contact us, even if there is no specific job listing active. Send your CV and a few paragraphs about your background and interest to us at opportunities@jainfamilyinstitute.org.

JFI fellowship funding is for the benefit of fellows and does not cover indirect or overhead costs, if any, at third party institutions.