Program Officer, Education Program
Denis Udall is a program officer in the Education Program. He manages the college readiness and community colleges grantmaking portfolio and coordinates it with the Program's new "deeper learning" strategy.
Before joining the Foundation, Udall served as a program officer at the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, where he focused on grantmaking and project development for initiatives to help former foster care youth, postsecondary education, and training for youth and young adults. Earlier he worked for fifteen years in urban schools and programs to serve youth, including ten years for Outward Bound USA. Udall also worked with Oxfam USA's Latin America program; was a research assistant at the Kennedy School of Government; and consulted with WestEd, the National Writing Project, and the Bay Area Coalition of Equitable Schools. He holds a bachelor's degree in community development from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.