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Rebecca Daulton
Senior Consultant
Strategic Advising

Background: Rebecca Daulton is a senior consultant with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Rebecca joined the Bellwether team in January 2019 after six years of management consulting and financial regulatory consulting in the private sector at PwC. During her time at PwC, Rebecca also performed pro-bono strategic consulting for education-focused nonprofits. Rebecca sits on the Boston Council of Champions for Citizen Schools and has taught after school programs in New York City, Brooklyn, and Boston through her involvement with Citizen Schools. Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and Finance from The Ohio State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and has passed Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Experience at Bellwether: Strategic planning and charter facilities financing

Client segments served: Charter schools, intermediaries, and foundations

Sample clients: SchoolSmart Kansas City, Citizens of the World Charter Schools, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Why I do this work: At the start of my professional career, I moved from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio to New York City. For the first time, I was living in a city abounding with racial diversity but rampant with escalating inequality. This helped me begin to understand the opportunity gap in America and compelled me to appreciate the privileges of my upbringing. While living in New York, I was inspired to engage with my community by volunteering with Citizen Schools. I was struck by the students in my classroom, my neighbors in geographical proximity but strangers in social experience. By fostering deep relationships with the students and families in my classroom and becoming an active part of the school’s community, I witnessed firsthand the love and potential in communities constrained by fewer resources. I believe that high-quality education should be an equalizer that all kids have access to regardless of background.

Recent Media

Kelly Robson
Hailly T.N. Korman
Rebecca Daulton

Young people who experience disruptive and traumatic events rely on our nation’s child-serving agencies for support to navigate their circumstances, heal from trauma, and return to school, work, and life as healthy and productive citizens. Unfortunately, too often our existing service agencies fall short of meeting the needs of these youth. As a result, students who experience a disruptive event in youth are more likely to experience homelessness, to have unplanned or unwanted pregnancies, and to end up in jail throughout their lifetimes.

"The Value of Harms Avoided: Calculating the Cost of a Fragmented System of Social Services" attempts to calculate both the cost of the current system across multiple disruptions that young people might face and the cost of a hypothetical system in which the first intervention works—allowing the individual to leverage support systems in the future at the rate and cost of a person who did not experience a disruptive event as a child. Based on our calculation, such a system could free up more than $1.5 trillion over the lifetimes of the cohort of youth currently served by care agencies.