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Lauren Dutton is an independent consultant to educational nonprofits and foundations. Her background is in entrepreneurship, strategy development and operations, garnered through nearly 20 years of leadership roles in varied socially entrepreneurial ventures focused on improving education and youth development. She currently consults with various educational nonprofits and foundations and serves on the Board of Trustees for KIPP Bay Area. For the past six years, Lauren Dutton was as a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, where she focused on investment strategy and management assistance to portfolio ventures in the Charter Accelerator Fund. Prior to joining NewSchools, Lauren was Vice President for Development at Edison Schools, the country's largest private manager of public schools. In this role she was primarily responsible for launching charter schools in California. Previously, Lauren served as Director of New Site Development for City Year, where she led the expansion of the Boston-based urban service corps to seven other cities. In addition, she was the founder and Executive Director of Teach For America in Oakland, California, and she began her career as a management consultant with Bain & Company in San Francisco. Lauren received her bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she worked with other student leaders to launch the Public Management Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship. She spent an additional year at Stanford as a Research Associate in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She is married and has two young boys, and lives in Oakland, CA. She is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.