With nearly two decades of experience working across the venture capital, legal and international development fields, Eliza Roady brings diverse expertise and deep knowledge of the impact investing space to her work supporting innovation to tackle challenges of poverty. At the Sorenson Impact Center, Eliza leads the impact investing professional team and manages the impact investing training program for undergraduate and graduate students. In her role, Eliza also designs and implements the impact investing program’s capital management and deployment strategy, including through the structuring of innovative impact vehicles.
Prior to joining the Sorenson Impact Center, Eliza helped build and lead investing work for Acumen America, a $40M impact venture fund focused on alleviating poverty and increasing opportunity for low-income Americans across the financial inclusion, workforce development and healthcare sectors. Eliza formerly practiced corporate law at the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where she specialized in venture capital and M&A transactions and founded one of the first law firm practice groups in the country to work specifically with social enterprise companies and impact investors. Prior to her legal career, Eliza worked in a variety of capacities with international development, health, and human rights organizations in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Eliza holds a BA from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. An outdoor enthusiast, mountain lover and avid runner, Eliza has been ecstatic to call Park City, UT home for her family since 2021.