Anne Soto is a proud founding Educate78 staff member. Anne previously worked as an Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, where she lead the creation of investment strategy, conducted due diligence on potential grantees, and provided technical assistance for the organization’s portfolio ventures, as well as managing a number of strategic projects. While at NewSchools, Anne assisted in the formation of the Oakland Fund early investment strategy and launch plan. Prior to joining NewSchools, Anne worked as a member of the teacher recruitment and support team for Aspire Public Schools.

Anne started her career as a Teach For America Corps Member in Eastern North Carolina. She has worked on several Teach For America teacher preparation institute teams, leading work to train and support beginning teachers. Anne serves on the Advisory Board for New Leaders Bay Area and the Kelley School of Business Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alumni Board. Anne received her BA from University of Minnesota and her MBA from Indiana University.