Isa Ellis is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on increasing access to education and employment pathways that lead to upward mobility for Black & Latino young people, and those experiencing poverty. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Isa was national vice president at the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA), launching the organization’s first national postsecondary and workforce development strategy. Isa’s more than 15 years in education includes brokering partnerships between the education, corporate, governmental, NGO & philanthropic sectors to increase access & funding for underserved youth. Isa holds a master’s degrees in business administration & public administration from the University of Notre Dame and Baruch College.
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