We’re a growing team of culturally and cognitively diverse
people – using our training in policy, technology,
psychology, and design to create more inclusive and
understanding societies around the world.

Our varied skills and life experiences allow us to see the world from different
perspectives, but moral imaginations bring us together around a shared vision.

Board of directors*

*Directors serve as individual volunteers, and are not representatives of their organizations.

Malual Bol Kiir

Malual Bol Kiir

Co-founder, Youth Action Network

Mary DeBree

Mary DeBree

Manager, Content Policy, Facebook

Amitabh “Ami” Desai

Amitabh “Ami” Desai

Foreign Policy Advisor, Clinton Foundation

Michael Lenihan

Michael Lenihan

Founder and CEO, Public Sentiment

Michele Malejki

Michele Malejki

Global Head of Strategic Programs, HP Sustainability & Social Innovation

Helena Puig Larrauri

Helena Puig Larrauri

Co-Director, Build Up


Inma Varandela

Partner & Lead UX Designer, Public Sentiment

Christopher Chavez

Executive Board Member, Prime Produce

Suzanne Dikker

Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher, NYU

Doug Hattaway

President, Hattaway Communications

Dacher Keltner

Professor of Psychology, UC Berkley; Faculty Director, Greater Good Science Center

John Klotnia

Creative Director, Opto Design

Giselle Lopez

Technical Manager, Technology for Communities in Transition, Creative Development Lab

Magogodi Makhene


Matthew Minor

Director, International Programs, SOLVE | MIT

Chouchou Namagabe

Founder, Anzafrika; Founder and Director, South Kivu Women’s Media Association

Organizational Partners

Public Sentiment and Beyond Conflict are working together to use neuroscience and psychology research to revolutionize peacebuilding – transforming how we design interventions to measurably promote social change.