Our Team

Cecily Cameron, Co-Founder

Cecily Cameron is a writer. She began her career in the financial services, high tech, and retail industries. Cecily previously worked at Salomon Brothers, McKinsey & Company, Walmart.com and Old Navy. She graduated with an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Cecily has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. She is a board member of Larkin Street Youth Services. She has served as a trustee of Marin Country Day School, Gateway High School, and Peer Health Exchange. Cecily was previously a member of the NewSchools Leadership Council.

Derek Schrier, Co-Founder and CEO

Derek Schrier is the founder and chief investment officer of Indaba Capital Management, LP. He lived and worked in South Africa between 1992 – 1994 and during that time managed the elections research and polling for the African National Congress’s political campaign during South Africa’s first-ever democratic and non-racial elections in 1994. Derek has an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Derek is a board member of Matriculate, a non-profit organization that expands college access for high-achieving high school students. He is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Boston Review, an independent political and literary forum. Derek is also on the Board of Outer Coast, a nascent higher education institution in Alaska that focuses on academics, community service, and self-governance. He chaired the Board of the African Leadership Foundation and was a trustee of the African Leadership Academy. Derek has also served as a board member of Princeton in Africa and the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley.

Julia Unger, Executive Director

Julia Unger joined the Cameron Schrier Foundation in 2009. As Executive Director, she leads the Foundation’s operations, programs, and grantmaking initiatives. Julia also works closely with the boards of directors and leadership teams at the Foundation’s partner organizations. One such example is with Matriculate, where she assisted the founder with the model and business plan for the organization.

Julia previously worked at African Leadership Foundation where she joined as the fourth member of the team that launched African Leadership Academy. She has served as a board member of KKOOM, a non-profit organization that provides access to education for Korean orphans. Julia is also an Admissions Ambassador for Dartmouth College. She has an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.A. from Smith College.