Frances Messano is a Senior Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund where she leads the Innovative Schools Invent (new schools) and Diverse Leaders investment teams. She also designs the content for their annual Summit conference. Previously, Frances served as Vice President of Strategy at Teach for America and as an Associate Partner at Monitor Institute, the social impact practice within Monitor Deloitte’s strategy consulting arm. Additional experiences include working at Morgan Stanley in equity sales and structuring. Frances has an MBA from Harvard Business School and AB from Harvard College. She is also a Pahara-Aspen education fellow. Frances is a first-generation college graduate and an alum of Prep for Prep, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.