Who is Cari Tuna anyway?
Cari Tuna is in charge (?) of Good Ventures, which is planning to give away most of Dustin Moskovitz’s wealth in his lifetime. But do we know much about her?
“I knew he was a co-founder of Facebook and I used Facebook,” she said, “but I had just moved out to San Francisco and wasn’t really all that familiar with the tech world. It was pretty shocking.”
Here’s what we know: Cari Tuna graduated from Yale University, where she wrote for the Yale Daily News. She went straight from Yale to the Wall Street Journal, where she covered Silicon Valley and the tech industry for nearly three years. There she met Moskovitz. In 2011, she quit journalism to focus full time on philanthropy and is now president of Good Ventures, the foundation through which she and Moskovitz will give away his billions.
There is an apparent contradiction here, which is partly resolved by constructing a timeline of her (see her LinkedIn: Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, June 2008 – April 2011 (2 years 11 months) San Francisco Bay Area), and partly by noting that her WSJ articles don’t seem to be about “Silicon Valley and the tech industry”.
Cari Tuna: The former Wall Street Journal reporter, who is now married to billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, has begun donating in state elections. Forbes reports she chipped in $150,000 to support California’s Prop 47, which will reduce sentencing mandates on drug and theft crimes. Open Secrets also reports she donated $2,600 to Sean Eldridge’s congressional campaign. Eldridge, like Tuna, is married to a Facebook co-founder.
The underlying source “California’s Election Is Flush With Cash From Billionaires”:
Cari Tuna, wife of Facebook billionaire Dustin Moskovitz, gave $150,000 [to back Proposition 47].
She also talks some in GiveWell board meetings (in particular, the one for October 2015).