Boryana Straubel, Executive Director of the Straubel Foundation, is passionate about helping accelerate the transition to an environmentally sustainable future. Through the Straubel Foundation, Boryana and her husband, JB Straubel, invest into future leaders via the Straubel Leadership Awards; education via partnership (Stanford, RMI); and innovative early stage ventures that are focused on fundamentally re-engineering the world.
Over a decade at Tesla and the Wikimedia Foundation, Boryana applied her expertise in identifying and developing human potential and top performance. Boryana is also an Analytics and Operations powerhouse and has led key functions such as People Analytics, HR Data and Systems, HR Operation, Business Analytics, Change Management, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management and M&A Integration. Boryana also serves as an Advisor to the Energy and Environment team at the Stanford Impact Fund.
Boryana holds an B.S. in Economics from University of California Berkeley, and both an M.S. in Management (Sloan) and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Additionally, she is a Presidential Leadership Scholar. A life-long learner and global nomad, Boryana was born and raised in Bulgaria, and has lived in Germany, Austria and Russia. She calls the United States home since 2005.