Rustandy Center Leadership

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is Chicago Booth’s destination for people tackling complex social and environmental problems. Its leadership blends academic expertise with real-world experience at nonprofits, for-profit businesses, and in government. That mix is required, as the lines separating these institutions are blurring—with for-profits adopting social missions, and nonprofits recognizing that business skills are needed to scale their efforts.

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Caroline Grossman

Caroline Grossman, ’03

Director of Programs and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy

Caroline Grossman leads the center's programming efforts, designed to help students, alumni, and nonprofits make an impact on complex social and environmental problems.

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The Rustandy Center for Social Innovation Staff

Social Entrepreneur and Impact Investors in Residence

Sundeep Vira

Sundeep Vira, ’10

Global Social Impact Practicum Coach

Sundeep Vira is a social entrepreneur, cofounder of the nonprofit Global Water Labs, and chief operating officer for the Academy Group, which seeks to change America’s future by building a national pipeline of young leaders from underserved communities and providing rigorous intervention from elementary to high school for top-tier academic, college, and student job placements. Past work in the social impact sector includes US-based nonprofit Splash; Singapore-based World Toilet Organization; and India-based Change Alliance. Previously, Vira had a 20-year career in financial investment management with Nuveen Investments, NWQ Asset Management, and Shearson Lehman’s Consulting Group (now Morgan Stanley).

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