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Milken Scholar 2012
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Vaneshia Reed



Vaneshia is a Strategy Consultant who provides clients with services, including strategic planning, event production, data & policy analysis, project management, and cross-sector collaborative problem solving.

Prior to consulting, Vaneshia worked as a Fellow in the Office of the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she managed projects on strategic partnerships and civic engagement. She has completed the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship, interned with Congressman Charles Rangel, and published policy recommendations on foster care reform. After graduation, she spent a year living in Salvador, Bahia exploring how Brazilians understand and combat structural racism. She then returned to Los Angeles to complete the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, an experiential, cross-sector leadership training program that prepares individuals for effective and ethical leadership in public affairs.

Vaneshia is an aspiring entrepreneur who aims to uplift and empower Black and other underserved communities to be socially and financially healthy and wealthy. She continues to use her private and public sector experience to promote cross-sector partnerships to address complex social issues, especially in underserved communities. She currently serves on the California Child Welfare Council and has served on the board of Coro Southern California. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, music, and travel.

High school:  Middle College High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2016 B.A. History of Science