Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director of MacArthur Fellows and 100&Change
MacArthur Foundation

Cecilia A. Conrad, Ph.D. is a Managing Director, MacArthur Fellows and 100&Change, at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and CEO of Lever for Change, a new initiative to unlock new philanthropic capital to tackle important social challenges.

Before joining the foundation, Conrad had a distinguished career as both a professor and an administrator at Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Conrad's academic research focuses on the effects of race and gender on economic status and her work has appeared in both academic journals and nonacademic publications including The American Prospect and Black Enterprise

Dr. Conrad is a member of the board of trustees of Bryn Mawr College, The Poetry Foundation, the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Sylvia Bozeman and Rhonda Hughes EDGE Foundation.  She received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.