As Strada Education Network Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments, Jessica evaluates potential mission-aligned investments and manages Strada's portfolio of direct minority investments and strategically-aligned fund investments. Previously at Strada, Jessica led Product Strategy and Innovation, advising and supporting Strada's mission-aligned affiliates to identify and create new product opportunities. Prior to Strada, Jessica was a principal with Silverstrand Strategy + Innovation, providing strategic advisory services. She also held a variety of roles at Laureate Education, Inc. including as chief product officer for Walden University, and co-founder of an innovation group that incubated new business models to best address the needs of working adult learners. Jessica started her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and WR Hambrecht + Co. and also spent time building the yoga teacher training business at Yogaworks, a national chain of yoga studios. Jessica holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.