Stacey Gillett leads research and development of new Government Innovation initiatives at Bloomberg Philanthropies. In this role, she has launched multiple programs which include What Works Cities, supporting US cities to better use data and evidence; the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, growing the leadership and management capacity of mayors and city leaders; and the Bloomberg Aspen Initiative on Cities and Autonomous Vehicles, helping cities worldwide prepare for this new technology.
She previously worked in the NYC government, advancing priorities such as rolling out Pre-Kindergarten for all 4-year olds, promoting new learning models through the Department of Education’s Innovation Zone, planning for the long-term implications of climate change, and expanding the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity’s anti-poverty projects nationwide. Stacey began her career working as a legislative aide for US Senator Charles E. Schumer and on the Democratic staff of the Committee on Government Reform in the US House of Representatives. She received her MPA from NYU and BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.