Bard MBA

Andrea Soros Colombel

Founder and President, Trace Foundation; Board Member, Acumen Fund

Andrea Soros Colombel Andrea Soros Colombel is the founder and president of Trace Foundation, established in 1993 to promote the cultural continuity and sustainable development of Tibetan communities within China. The foundation implements projects in the fields of education, culture, and rural development. In New York, the foundation has also opened the Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library. In 2000, Soros Colombel co-founded Tsadra Foundation with her husband, Eric Colombel, to support the activities of advanced students of Tibetan Buddhism in the West and preserve rare Tibetan Buddhist resources. She participated in The Philanthropy Workshop at Rockefeller Foundation in 1995. She is a director of the Acumen Fund, a network of investors advisors supporting entrepreneurial solutions to the problems of global poverty. Soros Colombel holds a graduate certificate from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.