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Kendra Berenson

Senior Consultant

Kendra joins FSG with extensive experience in education as well as previous work in nonprofit strategy development, impact investing, and community organizing. As a senior consultant, Kendra leverages her experience in education and social sector strategy. She is particularly interested in collective impact, shared value, and other strategies for cultivating cross-sector partnerships.

Before FSG

Kendra has had a lifelong passion for education and working across disciplines and sectors to address complex social challenges. She spent eight years as an English and history teacher at a diverse public school where she co-founded an innovative interdisciplinary program emphasizing project-based learning and 21st century skills. She also developed the model for a new high school focused on cultivating student passion through internships, community involvement, and a flexible, student-centered environment.

Kendra’s interest in education entrepreneurship and making systems-level change in education drew her to pursue her MBA at the Yale School of Management (SOM). While at SOM, Kendra explored the intersection between education, workforce development, and economic development. She did strategy consulting for two local nonprofits and also helped the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) in Cape Town, South Africa to develop a strategy for launching the first EdTech incubator and ecosystem on the African continent. As a summer fellow at Pacific Community Ventures Kendra researched pension funds’ approach to impact investing and coauthored a paper proposing policy recommendations to incent private and government investment in the creation of quality jobs.

Education

  • Yale School of Management, MBA
  • Stanford University, MA in Education and California Credentials in English and History
  • Stanford University, BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

 

Affiliations

  • Forté Fellow, Forté Foundation

Languages

  • Spanish (Proficient)

On working at FSG

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with clients across many fields and sectors on issues that are critical to the wellbeing of individuals and communities in the United States and globally. I feel incredibly lucky to work with colleagues who not only bring such a diversity of experiences and perspectives, but who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning. At FSG we value curiosity, hard work, and empathy and strive to be both leaders and partners in making meaningful social change. This requires both the courage to act boldly and the willingness to constantly reexamine our strategy and impact.”