Helena Choi is a vice president at the Resources Legacy Fund. She has worked in the philanthropic sector for more than 15 years, and is a leader in supporting women’s empowerment. From 2009 to 2017, she served as Program Officer in the Global Development and Population Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. There she managed a portfolio that aims to expand women’s opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, including support for reproductive health and rights and women’s economic empowerment. From 2004 to 2009, Choi was a Program Officer at the Open Society Foundations, where she supported advocacy to hold governments accountable for access to equitable and quality HIV/AIDS services among marginalized populations. Prior to entering the nonprofit world, she worked as a financial analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston for several years.
Choi has a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from Wellesley College and a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She lives in the Bay Area.