Avra is COO of Elemental Excelerator, a global, non-profit climate investor and impact organization with over a decade of experience investing in place-based climate technologies. In her role at Elemental, Avra is implementing Elemental’s five-year strategy to amplify impact by investing in equitable climate solutions. Elemental takes a multidisciplinary approach to climate impact by investing in first-of-a-kind projects, embedding a bottoms-up approach to equity and community in technology deployments, forging partnerships across the ecosystem, and centering diversity, equity and inclusion in startup leadership.
Avra’s career has focused on building and scaling climate solutions: she began her climate journey as COO & GC at micromobility company JUMP, where she led the company from its early inception to its strategic sale to Uber. She currently serves as advisor and board member of a number of visionary start-ups, non-profits, and other organizations, including BlocPower, Story Ventures, Made of Air, and Billion Minds Institute. Avra resides in New York City with her husband and three boys.