Noam Angrist is the Executive Director of Young 1ove and is a research-loving social entrepreneur living in Botswana. Young 1ove is an NGO employing 81 young Batswana and reaching over 34,000 youth in Botswana with evidence-based HIV education classes.
Their flagship program is a "sugar daddy awareness" class previously shown to reduce pregnancy – a proxy for unprotected sex and HIV transmission – by almost a third.Within 3 years Young 1ove aims to implement evidence-based HIV education programming in Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia, and South Africa, reaching over 1 million adolescents every year. Noam is a Rainer Fellow with the Mulago Foundation, which supports Young 1ove among other Big Bang Philanthropy donors, MTV and the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Noam previously conducted research at the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar, evaluated effective poverty-alleviation programs at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, conducted research for the World Bank Education Sector and advised on rapid randomized impact evaluations at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Noam holds a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Economics from MIT and is a Rhodes Scholar.
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