Bethan Saunders is an associate for Morgan Stanley’s Senior Relationship Management team, where she focuses on impact investing, client strategy, and technology. Currently living in New York City, Bethan helps lead private sector philanthropy development for the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. She is a founder of Young Women for US and a United State of Women Ambassador for New York. Bethan serves as the Director of Outreach for the New York chapter of Women in International Security and is a member of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Initiative. She will be starting as an MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School this fall.
Bethan graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a major in International Politics and Security and a certificate in African Studies. As an undergraduate, Bethan was a research fellow for the Mortara Center for International Studies and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. While in DC, Bethan interned for the Obama White House Council on Women and Girls, the U.S. State Department Office of Global Women’s Issues, and the Office of Religion & Global Affairs.
“Investing in disruptive climate technology is how the Defense Department can fight (and win) the war against climate change. The Defense Innovation Unit has the agility to invest in innovative technology and bring in diverse perspectives to tackle this national security crisis.”