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Jo Ousterhout

Ever since she was a young child searching for identical snowflakes through her magnifying glass, Jo Ousterhout has been driven by a need to make sense of the world around her.Curiosity has led Jo from Chicago to New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, in a career including stints as a senior executive on Wall Street, consultant and entrepreneur. She pioneered one of the first trading desks in the loan syndications business, broke into e-commerce as CEO of Yahoo!’s “˜Best of the Web’ retailer for high-end chocolates, and then co-founded Metta Journeys, a philanthropic travel company.Jo attributes her business acumen to the M.B.A. she holds from The Wharton School, but her knack for leadership can be traced back to her days at William & Mary where she captained her team to 4th place in the first ever US collegiate national tournament for women’s field hockey. In 2012 she received the Tribe for LIFE honor, awarded to W&M alumnae who demonstrate career leadership, integrity, fortitude and excellence.In her downtime Jo can be found test tasting the latest DC cuisine with her husband Jeff, devouring life-hack blogs, or looking for more answers on her travels around the world. She also writes the political newsletter Friday Fake Factoids.