Jay Lundy

Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL

high school: Saint Edward's School

college: Harvard University

MAJOR: Government

GRAD. PROGRAM: The Wharton School (2015, MBA); Harvard Kennedy School (2015, MPA)

Jay R. Lundy was born to Jay Sr. and Calesti Lundy in Fort Pierce, FL. From an early age, he followed in the footsteps of his parents and grandparents, who have all been very active in civic engagement and community service. In school, Jay was heavily involved in student council, serving as student body president of his high school. He was also a three-sport athlete, captaining his school’s football and basketball teams, and a state ranked math team member (Mu Alpha Theta).

Jay attended Harvard College. He studied government and wrote a senior honors thesis on political institutions and economic theory. Outside of the classroom, he was involved with the Black Students’ Association, Institute of Politics (IOP) and played several intramural sports. During his junior, Jay was elected Vice President of the IOP. During his summers, Jay interned for a U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C. and interned in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch.

Jay graduated from Harvard in 2009 with an AB in Government. Despite having two offers from investment banks, Jay chose to start his career at Teach for America. He taught middle and high global history in Harlem. After a successful stint as a teacher, Jay served as a finance director on a U.S. Senate Campaign in Florida and then as the public affairs officer at The Miami Foundation, a $160 million foundation. In this role he focused on social impact and impact investing strategies in South Florida.

Jay is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at The Wharton School and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) at The Harvard Kennedy School. His coursework has focused on entrepreneurial management and business and government policy. Outside of the classroom, Jay has been very involved in social impact projects, including consulting work with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the City of Philadelphia. During his graduate school summers, Jay has worked at an emerging-market focused venture capital firm, a startup in the food space and in the investment management division of Goldman Sachs. Jay will graduate from The Wharton School and The Kennedy School in May 2015.

Jay serves on numerous committees and boards in Florida and New York, including the advisory board for his high school, Saint Edwards' School, and the Young Patrons Circle for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. His interests include documentary films, modern art health and fitness, cooking and Miami sports teams.

Jay is engaged to his fiancée, Honor McGee. They met at Harvard College. They will marry in June 2015 in Litchfield County, CT.

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