Our Team

Casey Leiber

Manager, Grants and Contracts

Casey joined Gates Ventures in May 2020, where she helped stand up the granting and contracting systems and processes that Breakthrough Energy utilizes as it engages with an expanding list of partners. Across Breakthrough Energy entities, she is responsible for managing the full granting and contracting portfolio as well as capturing the impact of BE’s external funding across teams and program areas.

Prior to joining Gates Ventures and Breakthrough Energy, Casey worked at the Wyss Foundation in DC as Grants Management Associate and subsequently as Grants Manager. While there, she managed a significant portfolio of grants that supported projects in conservation, education, economic opportunity, and social justice. Before that, Casey spent a few years living in Berlin, Germany, while pursuing her Masters in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, and then working at a record label and cultural event/creative company called Piranha Arts.

Casey lives in Washington DC with her partner, Cole, and her dog, Junebug-aka Juney B. She loves live music of any kind and is an avid podcast listener. On the weekends you can find her dancing, hiking, or tending to her ever-growing plant collection.