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Veyom Bahl has worked to advance economic opportunity in New York City, London, Mexico City, and Washington as a social entrepreneur, public servant, and funder.

Prior to the Loeb Fellowship, he was a managing director at Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization. Over nine years in philanthropy, Veyom designed, supported, and scaled social programs that served more than 100,000 people and secured $300 million in public and private funding nationwide.

Veyom’s work reconceptualized underutilized public and private spaces to ease access to economic supports and bolster the social fabric of communities. He helped build neighborhood-based programs in immigration, workforce development, healthcare, food security, and justice reform, including Immigrant Justice Corps, Terra Firma, and NYC Care.

Prior to joining Robin Hood, Veyom worked on social enterprise programming at the White House and at the Young Foundation in London. He began his career as a public finance investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. Veyom holds a master of science in urban development planning from the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a founding board member of the American LGBTQ+ Museum and was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico.

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