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Jessica Harrison Fullerton

Director - GDI Americas

Jessica Harrison Fullerton is a Director within GDI Americas’ Strategy and Build team, where she supports start-ups that include but are not limited to the global migration space. Jess has over 15 years of experience working with public, private and nonprofit organizations to increase their impact and scale.

Jess has a background in strategy consulting from Dalberg Global Development Advisors and Bridgespan. Subsequently, at Evidence Action, she led an initiative to combat intestinal parasites in children using the supply chain of school systems and launched a five-year $35M program with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and SCI to treat 100M children. Jess spent seven years in leadership roles in strategic planning and operations within the Program Quality, President’s Office, Emergency Unit and External Relations departments at the International Rescue Committee, a $1B organization delivering programs to conflict and crisis-affected populations globally.

Jess has a BA from Middlebury College, an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. She is a former Term Member on the Council of Foreign Relations and authored the Stanford Social Innovation Review article, “School for Scaling.” In her spare time, she can be found hiking in the Boulder CO mountains where she lives with her husband, two young sons and dog, Tabasco.