Lisa Curtis
Founder and CEO, Kuli Kuli

Lisa Curtis began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. As a volunteer in her village’s health center, she gained a first-hand understanding of the common nutritional challenges faced in West African villages and how moringa—a local tree with highly nutritious leaves—can play a role in helping to address a few of those challenges. Kuli Kuli sells delicious moringa products in the U.S. that help improve nutrition and livelihoods in West Africa, where the moringa is sourced.

Prior to Kuli Kuli, Curtis served as the communications director at Mosaic, where she managed a team of six to grow the company from zero to more than $5M invested in solar through Mosaic’s online marketplace. Previously, she wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor and worked at an impact investment firm in India. She writes for a variety of outlets, including Forbes, The Huffington Post and Grist. Curtis has been recognized as a StartingBloc Fellow, a Wild Gift Better World Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator and a Udall Scholar.