Natalie Wilson is a Partner on the Racial Equity team, leading efforts to provide dream capital to innovators of color with bold ideas to advance racial equity in education. This investment area combines a broad focus with a new approach to grantmaking: ceding decision-making power to a council of parents, students, and education innovators. Previously, she focused on management assistance and designing communities of practice on the Diverse Leaders team.
Prior to NewSchools, Natalie served as the Director of Strategy & Operations for The School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office, as part of The Broad Residency in Urban Education. In this district authorizing role, she focused on strategic planning, school operations, and family and community engagement. Prior to the residency, she was a portfolio manager at REDF, a workforce-focused nonprofit venture philanthropy fund, where she provided strategic guidance to social enterprises focused on providing jobs and pathways to employment for individuals with significant barriers to employment.
Natalie holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Washington, DC with her amazing daughter and loves drawing and playing competitive volleyball in her spare time.