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Sameeksha Desai

Director of Special Projects and Advisory Support, Entrepreneurship

Sameeksha Desai is the director of special projects and advisory support in Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she advises the Foundation’s research-based thought leadership in and cross-cutting projects in entrepreneurship.

Desai was previously director of knowledge creation and research at the Kauffman Foundation and led the design and implementation of the Foundation’s research strategy. Desai is on leave from the faculty at Indiana University.

Desai earned a Doctor of Philosophy in public policy from George Mason University, a Master of Science in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Northwestern University.