Oakland, CA. April 26, 2023 – One Degree is thrilled to announce that Zhen Liu, a Senior Manager at The Bridgespan Group, has joined One Degree’s Board of Directors. Liu boasts an impressive track of shaping social impact initiatives to enhance access to education, public transit, and healthcare.
“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Zhen Liu to our team,” expressed One Degree CEO Rey Faustino. “His far-reaching experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders is rooted in a strong commitment to fostering equity and social mobility. This combination equips him with an innate understanding of One Degree’s vision and the expertise to help guide our organization.”
Prior to joining Bridgespan in 2022, Liu collaborated with local governments, nonprofits, corporations, higher education institutions, and multilateral organizations to address various needs, such as strategy, operating model design, and performance improvement. His work has taken him across the US and the world, including stints in China, India, and Southern Africa. He held leadership roles at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Agency and Bain & Company, and had worked with TechnoServe and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office. He had served on City Year DC’s associate board for six years before moving to the Bay Area last summer.
Liu shared his enthusiasm for joining the One Degree team, stating, “One Degree is putting life-changing services and benefits within reach of millions of people seeking help. As a child of an immigrant single mother, I understand the importance of getting such help when you most need it. I have been impressed by the One Degree team, not only for the community resource platform they built and are actively enhancing, but also for their passion and commitment to their work.”
“With their current efforts to deepen One Degree’s partnerships within LA County,” Liu continued, “It’s evident that the organization plays a differentiated role in demonstrating how equitable safety net infrastructure can be developed. I’m thrilled to be part of their journey forward.”
Zhen Liu becomes the sixth member of One Degree’s esteemed board that is helping the organization move closer to its goal of building a social safety net that works for all.