Keya Dannenbaum, Advisory Board Member – Greater New York City Area

Keya Dannenbaum is the founder and CEO at Versa, an award-wining company on a mission to keep the press strong and the public informed and engaged. Her passion for public affairs and undying pursuit of meaningful work has taken her on a far-ranging journey, through myriad disciplines and around the world. She has studied and worked in public and international affairs as an undergraduate at Stanford and a doctoral candidate at Princeton; internationally as a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia and a Melman Fellow in India; nationally in the 2008 Presidential election; and locally as campaign manager for the Mayor of New Haven, CT. Along the way she also picked up some computer science (C), a bit of statistics (R), (formerly) fluent Spanish and half a Wharton MBA, which she left to found Versa. She speaks widely on startups, entrepreneurship, women in business and politics, and the role of meaning in work. Follow her on Twitter @keyajay and on her Tumblog at