Background: Christine Wade is an associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Christine began her consulting career in 2014 at Bain & Company, where she worked across a broad range of industries and strategic topics and supported strategic planning and organizational effectiveness projects. In 2018, Christine joined KIPP DC for five months as a Strategic Projects Extern, where she developed research and recommendations for growth and other focus areas, including the meal program. Additionally, she supported several teams with data analysis and reporting. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.
Experience at Bellwether: Christine has focused on guiding a range of organizations through strategic planning processes, including a handful of efforts to support early childhood education and students with disabilities.
Why I do this work: I have always been passionate about education. I was so excited for kindergarten that when I climbed onto the bus for my first day, I didn’t even look back to wave at my parents. (They weren’t so excited about that part.) The more I’ve learned about the enormity and breadth of challenges and the inequities across the system, the more I’ve wanted to be a part of working to improve opportunities and outcomes for all children.