Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Dr. Priscilla Chan

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dr. Priscilla Chan co-founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with her husband, Mark, in December 2015. As a pediatrician and educator, her work with patients and students in communities across the Bay Area has informed her desire to make learning more personalized and find a path to cure disease. Often regarded as one of the most ambitious philanthropies in the world, CZI seeks to engineer change at scale by pairing world class engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy, and advocacy work. She is also the founder and CEO of The Primary School, which integrates health and education to serve children and families in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park, California. Priscilla earned her BA in Biology at Harvard University and her MD at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her pediatrics training in the UCSF/PLUS Pediatrics Residency. Following her graduation from Harvard, she served as a fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher.