Joy Ippolito, PhD, EdM, MS

Social Impact Investment Director, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

About me

Dr. Joy Ippolito is a Social Impact Investment Director at the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. She has nearly 20 years of policy, research, practice and graduate teaching experience in urban education, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and supporting healthy families and communities. She uses this knowledge to guide venture capital investments she makes in healthy youth development. Prior to joining the Institute, Joy was a state policy executive and the first Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. She previously taught human development at the Urban Education Institute and conducted implementation and evaluation research at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. She holds a doctorate in human development and master’s degree in prevention science and practice from Harvard University, a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.


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