Frances Messano is a Senior Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund where she leads the Innovative Schools Invent and Diverse Leaders investment teams. Previously, Frances served as a Vice President at Teach for America, where she led the development of the organization’s long-term, national strategy. Before that, Frances was an Associate Partner at Monitor Institute, where she worked with education non-profits and foundations to scale their impact through strategy development, organizational design, leadership development, and program design. Frances has an MBA from Harvard Business School and AB from Harvard College. She serves on the board of Unidos US, Stand for Children, Pahara Institute, Latinos for Education, and GO Public Schools. She is also a Pahara-Aspen education fellow.