Olga TarasovSenior Director, Inquiry & Insights
Olga leads Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ thought leadership efforts, developing original research, publications, and both internal and external programs to advance philanthropic growth and innovation, and accelerate philanthropy in pursuit of a just world. In this capacity, Olga also leads hallmark programs, including the Theory of the Foundation and Strategic Time Horizons initiatives, which seek to build knowledge, catalyze collaboration, and contribute to more powerful impact for the philanthropic ecosystem. She is a frequent speaker at philanthropic conferences, workshops, and other events.
Previously, Olga held positions at the National Endowment for Democracy and the Open Society Foundations. Olga holds a Master of Arts, International Affairs from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She also holds a certificate from INSEAD’s International Leaders Program. Olga is a native English and Russian speaker, and counts Polish, Turkish and German among her other languages. She currently lives in Munich, Germany, and uses these languages to cheer loudly with her husband and son for the Bayern München Football Club.