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Vanessa Reid Shelton

Vanessa Reid Shelton

Director of Education & Empowerment

Vanessa Reid Shelton serves as Blockchains’ Director of Education and Empowerment. Vanessa is responsible for all aspects of Blockchains’ strategic vision for education and empowerment, including development and expansion of the dual credit course pilot for secondary students, professional development for blockchain educators, an internship and apprentice program, and development and implementation of additional educational enrichment opportunities.

Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, Teacher’s College in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ohio University. Vanessa has experience as an educator in multiple roles from special education, general education, secondary education, and administration as a school principal. Since 2010, Vanessa has been passionate about education reform. She continues to be a leader in the field as a strong advocate of equitable education that creates opportunities and impacts communities that shape the trajectory of their lives and careers.

Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, karaoke, and wine tasting. She plans to continue her love of excitement in Nevada by going 4-wheeling in the desert and training for a half marathon!