Sherese A. Ward serves as Portfolio Director with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation where she oversees the deployment of investments in K–12 education programs. Previously, she was Chief of Staff and Strategy for the Division of Human Capital at the New York City Department of Education and Special Assistant at Newark Public Schools. Sherese serves on the NYU Alumni Association Board of Directors. Sherese is an alum of Education Pioneers and The Broad Residency in Urban Education.