Social Impact Investment Director - American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate & Social Impact
Dr. Joy Ippolito is a Social Impact Investment Director for the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. She has nearly 20 years of policy, research, practice, and graduate teaching experience in mental health, urban education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and supporting healthy families and communities. She uses this knowledge to guide venture capital investments in companies that support healthy youth development. Prior to joining the Institute, Joy was a state policy executive and the first Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. She previously taught human development at the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago and conducted implementation and evaluation research at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where she was the project manager for the federal evaluation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) for Chicago Public Schools. She holds a doctorate in human development and master’s degree in prevention science and practice from Harvard University, a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.