Visiting fellow

Clarence Wardell III

Visiting Fellow, Center for Racial Justice

Dr. Clarence Wardell III is currently a Senior Program Officer on the Economic Mobility and Opportunity team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he leads efforts to foster innovation to improve economic outcomes for individuals in the U.S. with low incomes. Before joining the foundation, Clarence served in several senior roles in the Biden-Harris Administration focused on policy implementation and advancing equity through the federal government, including as Senior Advisor for Policy Implementation and Delivery with the Domestic Policy Council and as the Chief Data and Equity Officer for the White House American Rescue Plan Team.