Prior to Elemental Excelerator
Avra has focused her career on high-impact sectors including climate change, education, and affordable housing. She serves as a Senior Advisor at The Ad Hoc Group, a consulting firm working with climate tech companies. Prior to that, Avra was a Director at National Grid Partners, a corporate venture capital firm investing in a digitized, cleaner energy future. She focused on early stage investments and supporting portfolio companies. Avra also has a background as an operator, including roles at Stem, AltSchool, and One Block Off the Grid. Avra has a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford University.
Outside of the office
You can find Avra building cardboard inventions with her kids and enjoying family adventures in nature.