Since 2005 and across six continents, Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish has led Islay Consulting LLC, a certified minority and women-owned small business she founded to provide strategic guidance for philanthropic foundations and other mission-driven organizations. In recent years, Terry has had academic affiliations that have included the University of Arizona, the University of Delaware’s Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, the Rothermere American Institute and the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Terry served as the founding Director of Public Policy at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, a center dedicated to education, research, and civic engagement located in the historic New York City home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
From 1999-2001, Terry served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Treasury Department and in the Council of Economic Advisers. She then served as a researcher for two books by former Vice President Al Gore. Her research interests are at the intersection of science, technology, and society.
Terry completed her BS at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was named a Truman Scholar in 1996. She earned an MPA in environmental and technology policy as a Lilly Community Assistance Fellow at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She received her DPhil in economic geography at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar.