Carmen Rojas is the CEO of The Workers Lab, an innovation lab that invests in entrepreneurs, community organizers, and technologists to create replicable and revenue generating solutions that improve conditions for low-wage workers. It invests capital, offers an accelerator program focused on business and leadership development, and connects ventures to a broad network of supporters to support their continued development and success. Prior to assuming this position, she was the Acting Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities, Director of Strategic Programs at the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, and Coordinator of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s Taskforce on African American Out-Migration. Carmen holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2007. She taught in the Department of City & Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley from 2009 to 2011. Her teaching focused on the history of cities in the US, a practicum on local economic development, planning pedagogy, and race in the practice of city planning.