Tereza Boynova, a first-year Master in Public Policy candidate at the Jackson School of Global Affairs, is focused on creating sustainable business models to address socio-environmental challenges. Passionate about bridging the gap between public and private sectors, Tereza brings versatile experience from government relations to startup ecosystems.

Before Yale, Tereza played a pivotal role in establishing Forte Global's European footprint. As the government relations lead for EMEA, she introduced the Forte model to the European Union, collaborated with European institutions including the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, and built relationships with 13 governments to fund multi-million-dollar re-skilling projects, revolutionizing public sector education using a new financial mechanism. Tereza also made substantial contributions to AIRMO, a pioneering start-up in space-based climate technology. As the founder's associate, she worked with the CEO to shape the company’s business and corporate strategies, developed market entry and commercialization plans, and liaised with the European Space Agency. Her commitment to social entrepreneurship was evident during her tenure at 180 Degrees Consulting, where she managed relationships with a global clientele across 12 countries, helping NGOs and social startups to scale their impact.

Tereza earned her BSc in international economics and management from Bocconi University. During her studies, she interned at the European Parliament, contributing to various committees, and conducting valuable research on the European Social Fund's impact metrics. Originally from Bulgaria and brought up in Zimbabwe, her diverse upbringing instilled in her a unique perspective that she harnesses in her efforts to drive change. At Jackson, Tereza aims to drive change by integrating innovative strategies to promote economic inclusion and education provision and hopes to potentially start her own social venture in the future.