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Avik Roy

The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Austin, Texas

Avik Roy is the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank striving to expand opportunity to those who least have it, using the tools of individual liberty, free enterprise, technological innovation, and pluralism. Several Teneans are involved in FREOPP as board members, advisors, and scholars, including Ames Brown, Michael Miltenberger, Vivek Ramaswamy, Evan Baehr, Joe Lonsdale, and Jon Hartley.

In addition to his role at FREOPP, Avik is also the Policy Editor at Forbes, and previously served as a policy advisor to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. National Review has called Avik one of the nation’s “sharpest policy minds,” while the New York Times’ Paul Krugman concedes, “Roy is about as good as you get in this stuff...he actually knows something.”

Roy is an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He serves on the advisory boards of the National Institute for Health Care Management, the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, the Cicero Institute, the Bitcoin Policy Institute, and Sats Center; is a Senior Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center; co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy Taskforce; and serves on the Boards of Directors of CrowdHealth and the Texas Bitcoin Foundation.

In a previous life, Avik was a biotech investor at Bain Capital, J.P. Morgan, and other firms, and continues to actively invest in health care ventures and digital assets. He was educated at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he majored in molecular biology. Avik lives in Austin with his wife, Sarah, and two children.
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