Joey Barnett

Associate, Programs

As an associate at Omidyar Network, Joey conducts research and analysis to inform the programmatic portfolio, and actively engages across the organization’s investment and stakeholder network to reimagine critical systems and the ideas that govern them.

Prior to Omidyar Network, Joey served as a director of analytics at Universal Pictures, where he leaned into his research and anthropology background to inform theatrical distribution strategies. He previously enjoyed a career in Bollywood, performing with Mystic India: The World Tour. Joey transitioned this experience to higher education, assistant teaching undergraduate courses in social sciences at University of California, Irvine, while conducting independent research on the global cultural and economic flows of Bollywood and their relationship to film finance, creative labor, and audience segmentation. 

Joey received an MBA with a certificate in public management and social innovation from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned an M.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. in anthropology with a certificate in South Asian studies from Princeton University.