Lauren Sanchez Gilbert

What Works Nonprofit Fellow & Moneyball All-Star

Chief Executive Officer, BellXcel

Lauren has been with BellXcel since 2011, most recently serving as president and chief strategy officer. She believes all children deserve access to quality learning year-round. Lauren is leading BellXcel’s charge to expand access to learning time for highest-need students to eliminate the achievement gap.

Under Lauren’s leadership, BellXcel is exploring ways to substantiate its effect on parent engagement and educator professional development, and establish evidence-based programs in more communities. Today, she is overseeing the creation of a new technology platform that will transform the way programs powered by BellXcel are delivered, and scaled to reach exponentially more children.

Lauren served as a special education teacher in her native New Mexico and as an assistant superintendent in Massachusetts. She attended the highly-selective nonprofit leadership program at Harvard University and was named a Results for America fellow.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Special Education, and her doctorate in Education from Boston College. Lauren is also the proud mother of an active and beautiful 10-year-old daughter, Ayla.