Betsy Ramaccia

Betsy brings more than a decade of education and impact strategy experience to her role as Director of Ei’s K-12 Studio.

Here, she designs and facilitates learning programs to enhance innovation capacity within schools and companies across Chicagoland and beyond.

Betsy is also the co-founder of Why We Work Here, a non-profit that partners with high school educators to teach design thinking as an approach to community leadership – that is, how to diagnose and respond innovatively and collaboratively to pressing community issues.

Previously, Betsy was a strategist at Purpose, a global consultancy that worked with NGOs, foundations, and corporate partners to increase their social impact. There, she focused her portfolio on public education and scaling local, place-based initiatives, including designing and facilitating a learning program with leading national education nonprofits to support greater teacher and parent voice in district- and state-level policy conversations through facilitated skill-building.

Betsy holds a degrees from MIT and Washington University in Saint Louis.