Jas Johl

Board Member

Jas Johl is a writer and researcher. She has authored two collections of experimental short fiction, and has contributed to: TIME magazine, NPR, Newsweek, The Failed Novelists Society, and  more. She is currently a Visiting Policy Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, and a member of the Board of Directors at The Roosevelt Institute, a U.S. based think tank.

Born to immigrant parents and from a family of farmers from Punjab, India, Johl has traveled the distance from growing up poor and experiencing childhood trauma to studying and lecturing at Berkeley and Oxford University, leading teams at top global technology companies in the world, and creating change as a senior advisor in local and state governments. She is motivated to remove the roadblocks she faced for others, and is driven by a desire to unlock human flourishing to make the world a healthier, more educated, and  more equitable place.