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Michele Leardo

Program Officer, Education Program

Michele is a program officer for the Education Program. The Foundation's Education Program supports all children in finding their unique path to a life of opportunity and purpose.

Before joining the foundation, Michele was the assistant director of the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University, where she conducted research on the contextual factors and ecosystem enablers that support educational success. She began her career as an elementary school teacher.

Michele holds a B.A. in education and human development from Boston College and an M.A. in education policy from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree.