Vanessa joined the One8 Foundation in September 2014 and today leads the Foundation’s education work. She is passionate about helping mission-driven organizations set strategy and push the envelope to make learning relevant to all students. At the foundation she is responsible for managing the education Portfolio Team to identify and support grantees as well as overseeing the work of the Mass STEM Hub team as it supports schools adopting One8-funded programs and develops Massachusetts-specific programming and connections for educators and students. Prior to joining One8, Vanessa worked at Boston Consulting Group where she supported both for-profit and nonprofit clients on projects primarily focused on strategy development. Vanessa also spent three years at TDC, a management consulting firm, working with nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, new business planning, and organization redesign. Vanessa began her career at Rhode Island Kids Count, where she assisted with research and data analysis as well as state-level advocacy efforts on public policy issues affecting children and families.
Vanessa received a BA in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School. In her spare time you can find her hanging out with her two children, hiking with her dog, or curled up with a glass of wine and The New Yorker.