Associate Partner


Vanessa is: a proud Haitian-American, a fierce Momma, a wife, a family organizer, and a 3rd gen foodist who spends treasured time recipe testing and cookbook reading. Vanessa brings experience leading two school systems as a senior leader -overseeing strategy at Blackstone Valley Prep and people operations at New Orleans College Prep. She brings a strong lens for strategy and talent across the sector, from strategic advising and at Bellwether Education Partners to managing recruitment at Teach for America. Vanessa began her career as a math teacher in Central City, New Orleans. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Florida.

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