Stephanie Khurana is an impact driven entrepreneur and social venture investor. She is passionate about big ideas that drive significant shifts in markets and open opportunities for social impact, particularly leveraging technology and business model innovation. Her experience spans the fields of education, healthcare, financial inclusion and environment. During her twenty-five-year career, she has played significant leadership roles as CEO, Executive Director, as well as advised and enabled leaders to realize their own potential through her board service as a venture philanthropist.
As a Managing Director at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Stephanie plays a lead role in sourcing new investments and working with the leadership of those organizations as an operating partner and board member as they grow to build capacity and to achieve their maximum impact. As a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team, she also helps to execute the Foundation’s strategy and goals and contributes to its thought leadership and external outreach. Stephanie currently serves on the boards of DRK portfolio organizations Empower Schools, GlobalXplorer, Kinvolved, Onward Financial, Propel America, Trey Athletes, and WattTime. She previously served on the boards of DRK grantees Braven, EdBuild, and Immigrant Justice Corps.
Stephanie currently serves as a Faculty Dean at Harvard University, overseeing the Cabot House community of 400 undergraduates, resident tutors, and senior staff. In her role she advises and supports students to find their passions and launch new entrepreneurial initiatives that foster inclusion, intellectual growth, faculty connection, personal discovery; along with supporting a range of advising needs. She has served on numerous committees to further student development, including the President’s Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and the the President’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention. She also co-teaches at Harvard Kennedy School in social entrepreneurship and supports several undergraduate leaders.
Previously, Stephanie served as Acting Executive Director at the Tobin Project, a nonprofit organization that sits at the forefront of major research initiatives that address some of society’s most pressing problems and helps transform public policy debates, inspired by economics Nobel laureate James Tobin.
She was Co-Founder, CEO, and Director of Surebridge, an early internet-based software as a service provider that was ultimately sold to Time Warner. Stephanie was also on the founding team of Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), a pioneer startup in the tech space that went public and was one of the first entities to foresee the transformation from mainframe-centric solutions to internet, client-server architecture, and packaged solutions.
Stephanie received a “Top 40 under 40” award from the Boston Business Journal. She serves on the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She received her BS in Applied Economics with a concentration in International Relations from Cornell University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is married with three children and enjoys running and outdoor activities.