May Samali is Director at Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator with the mission of empowering entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. May is responsible for running the accelerator program and working closely with the organization’s portfolio companies.
Prior to Tumml, May worked as a strategy consultant at a boutique advisory and venture firm, and as Deputy CEO at the world’s largest university-based social impact consultancy. She also practiced as an attorney at an international commercial law firm, and clerked for a judge in the largest superior state court in Australia.
May graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master in Public Policy and was awarded two fellowships in social entrepreneurship from Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She holds degrees in economics and law from the University of Sydney. She is also a John Monash Scholar and a delegate at the Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue.
Her primary areas of interest include venture financing, technology policy, urban innovation, social entrepreneurship, and purpose-driven leadership. She is published on these topics in a variety of outlets, including TechCrunch, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Philanthropy News Digest, the Conscious Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle.