Dr. Kimberly E. Osagie—a Nigerian woman with Louisiana kindness and a New York edge—is currently Vice President of Programs at Echoing Green. In this role, she supports 1,000+ social innovators across the globe by managing the strategy, design, and implementation of the Fellow experience from selections through alumni engagement, as well as the innovation and initiatives of the $50M+ Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund. Kimberly previously served as founding Partner for Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Talent Strategy at Promise54. There, Kimberly managed business development and matrixed consulting teams to support a $1M portfolio of organizations to design and implement more inclusive systems. Kimberly started her career in Harlem as a secondary English teacher, helping found Democracy Prep Charter High School and Relay Graduate School of Education. At Relay, Kimberly launched and tripled the organization’s partnership with the NYC Teaching Fellows as a founding Associate Dean. Upon leaving Relay, Kimberly has deepened her leadership and context expertise through doctoral study, grantmaking and inclusive talent system design at the Walton Family Foundation, and large-scale executive leadership and inclusion strategy design at Curriculum Associates. Kimberly has a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Harvard, a Master of Science in Teaching from Pace University, and undergraduate degrees in English and Political Social Thought from the University of Virginia. After a decade in Harlem, Kimberly now lives in Washington, DC with a pandemic-inspired, ever-growing collection of houseplants.