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Kevin O’Neil

Director of New Frontiers, The Rockefeller Foundation
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Kevin O’Neil is Director of New Frontiers at The Rockefeller Foundation

Kevin O’Neil is Director of New Frontiers at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he leads a team that seeks to convert big ideas into practical action through
research, convening, and catalytic grantmaking. Kevin previously led a Rockefeller Foundation team that researched and developed new initiatives and provided evidence for major strategic decisions across the Foundation’s portfolio.

Kevin has been a research fellow at the University of Cape Town, a fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, and an analyst at the Migration Policy Institute.
He served as a firefighter on four continents and holds a PhD in Population Science and Public Affairs from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College.