Francesca leads efforts to inform people about The Mind Trust's critically important work and develop bold plans for systemic change. Prior to joining The Mind Trust, Francesca worked as a reporter covering state and local government for The Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Business Journal. Through her reporting experience, she learned the quality of public education is the most critical factor in Indianapolis' future success. She joined The Mind Trust to help promote the group's transformative initiatives.
Francesca graduated cum laude from Northwestern University. She's a tutor for School on Wheels, a recent alumnus of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, a member of the Lacy Leadership Association's Communications Committee, and a member of 1828, an organization of young community leaders working to promote change in Indianapolis.