Dana Bryson

Senior Vice President, Social Impact


Dana Bryson’s desire to improve urban life has shaped her career. With over 25 years in public, start-up, and non-profit sectors, she has advocated for communities of color working to increase social sector outcomes and shareholder value. In her current role as Senior Vice President of Social Impact at Study.com, she oversees the company's equitable education initiatives, including the Working Scholars program, a debt-free accelerated degree pathway for working adults, and Keys to the Classroom, which helps aspiring educators prepare for and pass their teacher certification exams.A biracial woman with extensive experience in municipal government, she served as a Cabinet-level appointee for two US Mayors, Jerry Brown and Anthony Williams, and as a senior appointee for Denver Mayor Hickenlooper. A veteran of four tech start-ups, she has increased access to capital for women and minority-led businesses. Dana holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An urban farmer, she has worked for two decades to establish farms and school gardens in urban communities and Chairs the Advisory Board of Denver Urban Gardens, is Board Chair of World Child Cancer, and is on the board Conservation Colorado.