Andrea Soros Colombel is the founder and president of the Trace Foundation and the board chair of the Acumen Fund. The Trace Foundation supports the continuity and development of Tibetan culture, language, and places, improving lives and strengthening communities on the Tibetan Plateau. The Acumen Fund is a social enterprise investment fund that uses “patient capital” as an alternative to traditional aid or pure market approaches to address the critical problems of poverty in the developing world.
In addition, she is a cofounder and trustee of the Tsadra Foundation, which promotes authentic understanding of Tibetan wisdom traditions in the West. She serves on the board of the French American School of New York and as an advisor to Scenic Hudson and the Bard MBA program.
Colombel received her BA from the University of Chicago with honors in literature and holds a graduate certificate from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.