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Audience in Lecture






Principal and Senior Advisor


AiLun Ku Consulting, LLC


AiLun is a Leadership Fellow with the Heckscher Foundation for Children, a Leader-in-Residence at the Edwin Gould Foundation, and is currently a senior advisor with the social impact b corps, NationSwell. Prior to these roles, AiLun served as President and CEO of The Opportunity Network, a nationally recognized college and career guidance program supporting first-generation college students and young people of color from underrepresented communities. She led the growth of OppNet?s Fellows program to include more than 1,100 Fellows annually. Throughout her tenure, she spearheaded the launch of the organization?s open-access online learning platform, Uninterrupted: Unstoppable Learning, and its national capacity-building program, Career Fluency? Partnerships. AiLun is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method Facilitator, was an advisor to the report, Brilliant Transformation: Toward Full Flourishing BIPOC Leadership Transitions, and served as a Council Member for the MIT Media Lab Diversity and Leadership Advisory Council. She has been a Management Faculty Member at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and has worked at NYU Wagner and the Equal Justice Initiative, among other social impact organizations. AiLun received her MPA from NYU Wagner and her BA from NYU College of Arts and Science. AiLun is a Pahara Fellow, an alumna of NYU Steinhardt?s Senior Leaders Fellowship, and was a 2019 MIT Media Lab Director?s Fellow.

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