Joi Rae

Joi Rae

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Joi supports work that cuts across 100Kin10’s strategy, communications, fundraising and special projects. She has previously worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Before joining the team, she spent nearly a decade working in various positions in New York City government. A public servant at heart, Joi has made a career of using her skills and competencies to help tackle major social challenges.

Joi holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Human Rights from Barnard College and a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

What most inspires you about the 100Kin10 network?
Everyone can conjure an image in their mind of a scientist leaping away from a microscope after making an amazing discovery or a mathematician dropping chalk on the floor in front of their blackboard as they gaze in awe at an equation that most observers don’t understand. Even if you don’t know what the discovery is, there is a “spark” there that moves you and pulls you into the experience. Curiosity and enthusiasm - these are essential qualities for STEM professionals, and these are qualities that pulse through the entire 100Kin10 network like electricity. It’s palpable. It’s contagious. One interaction with the network and you really can’t help but be inspired.