Bjorn applies his capacity for program design, organizational analysis, and implementation across a breadth of topics at Bennett Midland. Working with the Immigrant Justice Corps, he helped to assess, model, and launch a new service offering to increase access to legal counsel for immigrants. Bjorn also worked on an analysis of Medicaid enrollment in New York City jails for the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, providing recommendations to improve enrollment services for justice-involved individuals. Bjorn recently led a strategic planning effort for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, which sponsors research on violence, aggression, and dominance. He has facilitated workshops for a wide range of stakeholders in the civic sector to chart new directions and define organizational priorities, including the Seattle Police Department and mayoral innovation teams across the world.
Prior to joining Bennett Midland, Bjorn led the Burundi Country Program for Spark MicroGrants, where he managed a team that promoted local solutions to socioeconomic challenges in rural communities and developed partnerships with government agencies and private organizations. Bjorn had previously worked in Burundi as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. Bjorn holds a BA in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard and is fluent in French.