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Azita Raji MBA ’91
Azita Raji is a Trustee of Barnard College, where she serves as Co-Chair of Development Committee, Member of Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and Strategic Planning Advisory Group. She is currently Co-Chair of Athena Leadership Council of The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, and is a past Member of Barnard's President's Advisory Council and International Advisory Committee. Ms. Raji serves as Finance Vice Chair for Obama for America and Co-Chair of Swing State Victory Fund. As a former banker at JP Morgan in New York and Tokyo, she specialized in structured European fixed income derivatives and emerging markets. Ms. Raji holds a BA in Architecture and French from Barnard College, an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She has lived and worked in the Middle East, Europe, and the Far East, and speaks several languages. Ms. Raji currently lives in Northern California, where she has served on a number of local boards and committees.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”