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Brenda Calderon

(she/her)

Manager, Strategic Initiatives 

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Fun Facts
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The daughter of Puerto Rican parents, Brenda is fluent in Spanish, her first language.  

Swimming in the Caribbean Sea, meditating in the mountains, and listening to live jazz are a few of Brenda’s happy places.  

A proud New Englander, you can find Brenda enjoying seafood at some of her favorite coastal towns every summer.  

Bio

As our Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Brenda (she/her) helps the team stay on track to meeting their goals and designs key initiatives, such as our grantee community building. Brenda’s favorite part of the job is getting to learn from the amazing social entrepreneurs with whom we partner. Prior to joining our team, Brenda worked in philanthropy consulting for Building Impact Partners and in policy and advocacy, helping advance racial equity work at the Connecticut General Assembly. Her deep commitment to improving educational opportunities for youth can be traced back to her time as a public-school chemistry teacher.  

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