Shauna Carey

Interim CEO at

Shauna currently serves as interim Chief Executive Officer, leveraging her deep expertise in both design and social impact to oversee the strategy and vision for

Previously, in her role as Executive Design Director & Chief Communications Officer, Shauna worked alongside design teams and communities to surface insights to unlock new possibilities, creating narratives that inspire action, and telling stories about our work. Over the past eight years at, Shauna has worked on projects and programs focused on advancing health equity, criminal justice reform, refugee rights, gender equality, and climate resilience. She also previously served as Managing Director and co-lead of our New York studio.

Prior to joining, Shauna worked to expand access to quality education and health care at organizations like Room to Read and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. She also helped launch and grow a number of mission-driven startups in Europe and the San Francisco Bay Area.

A social scientist at heart, Shauna holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Outside of work, she’s happiest barefoot on a beach somewhere or at home in Brooklyn, where she can usually be found wandering around with a strong cup of coffee in hand.


  • Interim CEO

    Current role

  • Managing Director & Director of Communications

  • Executive Design Director & Chief Communications Officer

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