Sofia Michelakis

Sofia Mikelakis


Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington, USA

“My experience at NESsT was so pivotal. I often think fondly of my time there. I can’t believe how much NESsT has grown since I was there!”

Then: A lawyer, Sofia came to NESsT from Venture Law Group (VLG) where she specialized in venture capital deals. During her time as a NESsTER in our Santiago office in 2002, Sofia worked on the market research and business plan that later led to the launch of NESsT Consulting.

Now: Sofia works on the team that supports the Giving Pledge, which is an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. Those who take the pledge have opportunities to come together to share ideas and learn from each other.