A first-generation college student who grew up in inner-city Boston, Alexandra Bernadotte struggled as a Dartmouth undergrad. Her experience drove her to ensure that other students didn't experience the lack of a support system that she did.
With a vision to start a company that would dramatically increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students who graduate from college, Alex worked in the private sector and then moved on to an education nonprofit that focused on college access and success. To gain additional education knowledge and business insight, Alex returned to graduate school and pursued an Education Pioneers Fellowship.
“An Education Pioneers Fellowship, both the experience and the connections, was invaluable as I launched my business,” she says.