Gwendy Donaker Brown
VP, Research & PolicyOpportunity Fund
Gwendy Brown is Vice President of Research and Policy at Opportunity Fund, the nation’s leading nonprofit small business lender. At Opportunity Fund, Gwendy works to drive economic mobility by supporting original research and advocating for sensible public policies to advance responsible lending for all communities. Before joining Opportunity Fund, Gwendy worked with One Economy Corporation helping low-income New Yorkers bridge the digital divide and get online for the first time. She also worked with local governments and corporations to reduce their carbon footprint with the California Climate Action Registry in Los Angeles, CA and served as a Fulbright Fellow with the Andean Development Corporation in Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a B.A. in Economics & Public Policy from Pomona College and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from New York University.