Jas Johl currently serves as Principal Business Architect on the Experimentation team at the technology company Salesforce, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the American think tank The Roosevelt Institute. She has been featured on NPR, been a contributor to Newsweek, and speaks regularly at universities, conferences, and organizations such as VoteRunLead, that support efforts to create a more equitable society.
Previously, Jas launched a crowdfunding platform for the world’s top public University, where she helped incubate and launch over 30 projects from faculty and students over the course of a year, raising $300k+ from small donors. She also managed The Big Give, a single-day fundraising campaign that raised $11.6 million, and served as a technology advisor to senior university executives.
More recently, she helped build an information security program across the largest American e-commerce retailer, designing and running a suite of security experiments across 100+ business teams.
Jas has a background in public policy, and served as the Assistant Director of The Center for Institutional & Social Change at Columbia Law School. She studied Comparative Social Policy at Oxford University and Rhetoric at The University of California, Berkeley.
Jas volunteers at organizations that support survivors of domestic abuse and that promote a new generation of leaders from low-income backgrounds. She is an avid writer, and has been published in Oxford's Failed Novelists Society Anthology, and through a self-published book project that was a Kickstarter "Pick of the Week."