As an associate at Omidyar Network, John Joanino actively engages across our investment and stakeholder network to reimagine critical systems and the ideas that govern them.
Prior to Omidyar Network, John was a Technology Innovation Project Manager through Kapor Capital’s startup fellows program, where his work focused on career exploration for Black and Brown youth. He previously led digital communications at a racial justice advocacy organization, tutored homeless youth, and served as a commissioner on the California Governor’s statewide committee for the 2020 Census.
John began his career in tech philanthropy managing celebrity crowdfunding campaigns at Omaze.com where he fundraised for nonprofit organizations. As a consultant at RALLY, John led startup challenge grant communications for a philanthropic education organization and executed policy communications for social justice nonprofits. John is an alum of the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) program, Front Line Leaders Academy, New Leaders Council Los Angeles, NextGen LGBTQ Leaders Program, and Harvard Innovation Lab Venture Program.
Born in Los Angeles and raised throughout Southern California, John studied sociology and served as student body president at UCLA. He is currently completing a Master’s in Public Policy with a Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences certificate at the Harvard Kennedy School. John enjoys yoga, hiking, HIIT boot camps, R&B and sound meditations.