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Dan Egol (he/him/his)

Co-Founder and Executive Director

My Story

Raised in a multi-cultural home with strong ties to both Cuba and Israel, I grew up passionate about social justice, community building, and global affairs. I openly identify as a member of the LBGTQ+ community and am committed to using the many privileges and opportunities in my life to foster equity and belonging.

Following my graduation from Middlebury College in 2013, I spent five years working at Cook Ross, a diversity & inclusion consulting firm. There I held various roles including Project Manager, Chief of Staff, and Client Success Manager. Prior to Cook Ross, I interned at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Cuba desk of the Washington Office on Latin America, the Racial Justice Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, and worked as a part-time contractor for the Atlantic Philanthropies. As a way to provide direct service to my community, I served on the Board of Shepherd’s Table, a Silver Spring-based organization that provides basic, essential services to vulnerable community members, particularly those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.

In May 2020 I graduated with an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where I served as the Community & Inclusion Officer in student government, co-chaired the Yale Philanthropy Conference, and co-founded & Society - a weekly discussion forum for social justice topics not covered by the core curriculum

It's an honor and privilege to now have the opportunity to serve as INW's inaugural Executive Director, particularly at a time of a renewed national reckoning around racial justice. I look forward to and warmly welcome your feedback and suggestions to ensure that we are doing our part in truly cultivating an IDEAS-centered world for all.

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