Melissa Field

Senior Advisor

Promise Venture Studio

Melissa Field is a Senior Advisor at Promise Venture Studio, where she coaches CEOs and entrepreneurs who aim to advance racial equity in early childhood. Melissa has 20 years experience in scaling quality educational programs within large school systems. She has spent the majority of her career working in early childhood education, and she brings an on-the-ground implementation and teacher empowerment lens to her work. As Chief Program Officer at Acelero Learning, she oversaw innovation and program fidelity at Acelero’s Head Start centers and managed the rollout of the program model to other Head Start and state systems. Melissa has learned from her roles at Bain & Company, La Petite Academy (now Learning Care Group), Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, and Hatch Early Childhood, and she has also advised many of the technology and curriculum participants in the early childhood ecosystem. Melissa has an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an M.A. from the Stanford School of Education. She graduated with a B.S.E. from Duke University.