Lucy Brainard, Operations Analyst, assists organizational operations and grant
processes by coordinating internal and external meetings and events, supporting the
Foundation Vice President, and maintaining knowledge and information sharing
processes for Foundation staff.
She previously worked at TripAdvisor as the Social Impact Program and Events
Coordinator, where she provided coordination for employee giving and volunteer
initiatives, including communicating with and developing new tools and resources for
employees and nonprofit partners. She also oversaw the planning and execution of
Global Volunteer Month for 3,500 employees in 34 international offices, including the
TripGives Ambassador program. In 2012, Lucy founded Orkeeswa’s Angels, a social enterprise that employs 150 local Maasai women in Tanzania to make beaded angels,
jewelry, and ornaments, with all proceeds covering school fees for students at
Orkeeswa Secondary School.
Lucy received a B.A. in International Affairs from Northeastern University in 2019.
In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching and playing sports, experiencing new food and
places, and spending time with her family and dog, Juno.