Economist Sonal Shah joined Tulane for a lecture about pushing the boundaries of traditional business and social models, and how new models of innovation are needed to solve our society’s pressing social challenges. Shah recently served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the first White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Before joining the White House, Ms. Shah led Google’s global development initiatives for its philanthropy, Google.org, focusing on leveraging technology and information to help the world’s poor. Prior to Google, Ms. Shah was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, Inc., developing and managing the firm’s environmental strategy. She is also the co-founder of the international non-profit Indicorps, which offers fellowships for the Indian diaspora around the world to work on development projects in India.