Shauna Nep


Shauna is passionate about creating vibrant, connected communities. She began her career in social impact at the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, where she focused on deploying tactics from behavioral economics to increase access to healthful and affordable foods for students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She continued this work as Program Director of the Woolly School Garden Program, where she scaled the school garden program nationwide.

As Director of Community and Innovation at the Goldhirsh Foundation, Shauna utilized her expertise in community engagement, marketing, and social innovation to help launch LA2050, an initiative to create a better future for Los Angeles through research, community engagement, strategic grantmaking, and powerful branding and marketing. The My LA2050 Grants Challenge proved to be a major success, engaging thousands of Angelenos in the process. 

At Fundamental, Shauna works across multiple clients. She is currently working with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to develop a Community Clinic Initiative focused on strengthening the safety net in Los Angeles. She is also building out a grantmaking strategy for the Vera R. Campbell Foundation with a goal of increasing opportunity for youth in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. She is also involved with the Women's Heart Alliance, a national non-profit with a bold campaign to increase awareness of women’s heart disease.

Shauna is the Board Chair of LA-Más, a regional board member of Opportunity Fund, and Curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Los Angeles chapter. She was chosen as one of CSQ's NextGen10 in Philanthropy, Art & Culture and as a featured urban leader by NextCity. She has a Master’s degree in bioethics from New York University.

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