Sonam Velani

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More about Sonam Velani With experience at Goldman Sachs, The World Bank, the New York City Mayor's Office, and Zipline, Sonam Velani is skilled at structuring financial transactions, operating large-scale projects, and leading public-private partnerships. She is launching "Urban Resilience Studio", a venture lab that invests in diverse entrepreneurs building urban climate technologies. Sonam’s interest in urban development is rooted in her lived experience. An undocumented immigrant for two decades, she understands how inadequate housing, transportation, and environmental protections limit upward mobility. A first gen college student, Sonam attended Harvard University with a scholarship and earned a BA in Government, Economics, and Visual & Environmental Studies.