Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Lori Ann Ospina


Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration

Lori Ann Ospina is an expert at building programs that enable policy innovation.

She is the Director of SEED, the country’s first-ever city-led Guaranteed Income initiative. Prior to SEED, Ospina was Project Director of a groundbreaking experiment at the University of California, Hastings College of Law that collaborated with the Gap Inc. to evaluate the impact of more predictable scheduling practices on front-line retail workers. Early in her career, Ospina pioneered the Grameen Foundation’s first field-office in Latin America and led data-driven programs that enabled rural farmers to compete in the modern economy. With a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, Ospina is committed to reimagining the social contract and radically reducing poverty in the 21st century.