Joelle Deleveaux

Strategy Officer for Innovation and Discovery

Joelle Deleveaux is the strategy officer for innovation and discovery for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis committed to making learning opportunities beyond high school available to all. In this role, Deleveaux manages the foundation’s efforts to develop new strategies to respond to the increasingly common question, education for what? Through this work, she supports research, early-stage grantmaking, and incubation for Lumina’s work connecting higher education to key societal issues, including democracy, civic engagement, and climate change. She also explores new topic areas, builds new relationships, and promotes systemic approaches to prepare people for human work in an increasingly complex, technology-mediated society.

Deleveaux brings experience in workforce development and K-12 education. Previously, she led implementation of a registered apprenticeship program, created and expanded adult learning opportunities, developed new partnerships, and led projects related to employee development and retention at CityWorks DC. She also worked on a multi-year, mixed methods research project based in Memphis, TN that examined school improvement, teacher training, and accountability systems in its local social context.

Earlier in her career, she managed client relationships at a national executive search firm and worked at CityBridge Education, where she focused on K-12 policy research and program evaluation. She also joined the team at Matriculate, part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ CollegePoint Initiative, to launch their college access and success program in 2015.

Deleveaux earned her M.A. in Education Policy from George Washington University and her B.A. in history from Princeton University. She is based in Lumina’s D.C. office.