About Us

Jean Hazell, Root Capital Board Director Emerita

Research Associate, Harvard Business School

Jean is a research associate at the Harvard Business School, focusing on developing commercial models to improve the health and economic well-being of low-income sectors in the developing world. This interest grew from five years helping to strengthen microfinance institutions in Latin America with ACCION International. Since then, she has led two social ventures, as executive director of the Interra Project, and co-founder and president of Work in Progress. She has also served as senior vice president of marketing at XACT, and as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch. She holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Yale University.