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Aria Florant

Liberation Ventures
Co-Founder & Managing Director

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Aria Florant is constantly traversing worlds -- Black and white, grassroots and corporate, ethnic studies and finance – and building bridges in between. Aria Florant is Co-Founder of Liberation Ventures (LV), a field catalyst and intermediary accelerating the Black-led movement for racial repair in the US. LV is building the power to win federal comprehensive reparations for Black Americans, and supports the grassroots reparations movement. Prior to LV, she served public and social sector clients at McKinsey & Company, and helped develop the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility. Aria was also an organizer in East Palo Alto, California, focusing on youth development and civic engagement. In 2017, she helped launch the first-ever round of programs at the Obama Foundation. Aria received a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University, an MBA in Management for Social Change from The Wharton School, and an MPA in Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences from the Harvard Kennedy School. Outside of work, you can find Aria trying to spend as much time outdoors as possible -- hiking, snowboarding, camping, backpacking and more.