The Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) embodies the spirit of innovation. Drawing upon their experience and professional network, the EIR hosts workshops and classes, conducts one-on-one mentoring office hour sessions to guide emerging entrepreneurs in the development and launch of their concepts, and creates an active community of inquisitive professionals.

Rosalind Zavras
Rosalind ‘Roz’ Zavras

Office Hours

Wednesdays, 1-3 pm

Thursdays, 4-6 (VIRTUAL)

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Rosalind ‘Roz’ Zavras is a non-profit operations expert with over 15 years of experience building operational infrastructure for global and local social impact organizations. This experience has ranged from serving as a Foreign Service Officer in Ecuador and Canada to working as the Operations Director for a Social Enterprise eradicating unconscious racial bias. For the past 7 years, Roz has leveraged her varied experience to support non-profit organizations implementing new technology solutions. She has solved challenges ranging from revamping cash-based accounting systems in East Africa to creating a grant and donor tracking for a city-based community foundation. In April of 2022, Roz created her own practice, Aropa Consulting, to bring high level management consulting to small and growing nonprofits that are solving the operational challenges of scale.

Roz has a Master’s Degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. With a passion for sustainable equity, Roz is also an avid gardener, zero-waste advocate, and diversity consultant. In 2020, she spearheaded the creation of the first Racial Equity Committee among the Community Boards of New York City. She now lives in West Haven, CT with her husband and son.