Network Strategist & Operations Lead
Christine DeLeon, network strategist and operations lead at the Wend Collective, is responsible for fostering the kinds of systems and structures that allow for the collective to wayfind for a better world. Previously, Christine served as founder and chief executive officer of Moonshot edVentures, has a wide range of experiences in leadership development, entrepreneurship, and rethinking school. As chief executive officer of Moonshot edVentures, Christine was responsible for surfacing and supporting a diverse set of leaders, representative of the communities they aim to serve, to design and launch the schools and programs of tomorrow in Metro Denver.
Previously, she founded Education Pioneers’ first year-long fellowship. Her other previous experiences include roles with Summit Learning, Education Cities, Denver Public Schools, the Broad Foundation, and the Boston Consulting Group. She served as a Harvard Innovation Lab Fellow and is a trained facilitator of Intergroup Dialogues, structured to explore social group identity, conflict, community, and social justice. Christine is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Pahara-NextGen Fellowship of Spring 2014, a 2019 Education Leaders of Color Boulder Fund recipient, the recipient of the 2019 Sheila Bugdanowitz Award and the 2020 A+ Colorado Sharpening Education Award.
She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an Ed.L.D. from Harvard University. Christine enjoys trail running, yoga, and time with family, and lives with her husband Ian in Edgewater, Colorado.