About the Speakers
Shanti fights poverty by helping government make big change. As deputy director of the Public Policy Lab, she works with government to transform complex social service systems, making them more accessible, holistic, collaborative and measurably effective. She has partnered with the NYC Administration of Children’s Services, the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Social Services, the US Department of Veterans' Affairs and many more public-interest organisations.
Camilla is a UK government civil servant with expertise in design, policy making and impact investing. She has spent her whole career in roles that bring new resources and points of view to policy and service development - working at organisations including the Cabinet Office, Design Council and European Commission. She has taught and applied design extensively with civil servant teams, and her work in impact investing includes setting up a $400m fund for the UK social sector in 2017.
Camilla has been a fellow of the Public Policy Lab in New York since 2015 and has worked with the team on criminal justice and education projects. She was a visiting scholar at the Parsons DESIS Lab in 2018, where she ran research on sector support requirements for public sector design in New York. She is currently doing a PhD in design at Lancaster University in the UK.