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Cheyenne is the Founder & CEO of Firefly Worldwide Inc., a global education consulting practice that supports leaders in the education, non-profit, and corporate sectors. She previously served as Founding Superintendent, Managing Director of a Pre-K to 12th grade community-based school network called East Harlem Scholars Academies in New York City. She initially served as Founding School Principal and later oversaw the network’s expansion while managing the growing team of principals and central staff serving more than 1000 students. She previously taught in the New York City public school system and at the American School of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil. She led as a Program Manager at Teach For America and later managed complex product deliveries at Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, an assessment data reporting company. Cheyenne is currently pursuing an EdD in Education Policy and Leadership at American University School of Education. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Cheyenne is a trilingual dog lover and foodie who loves chasing sunsets worldwide on a dirt bike or motorcycle whenever she can.