Tanisha DeLeon, is a native of Dorchester and Hyde Park, with a background in social impact and strategic planning, and a long-standing interest in closing opportunity gaps for the underserved. She attended Centre College as a Posse Scholar where she earned a B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology. Most recently, she served as the Strategy & Insights Manager at Western Governors University where she worked to identify and address organizational capability gaps while supporting underrepresented college students.
Prior to that, Tanisha assisted underserved business owners in raising capital and establishing their operations as the Senior Program Director of Social Impact at Gener8tor. She played a pivotal role in nurturing and expanding access to venture capital for education technology businesses across the country. To date, her efforts have contributed to the growth of over 40 businesses and programs, showcasing her unwavering commitment to creating positive change.
As Deputy Director of YOU Boston, she utilizes her expertise in change management, innovation, and capital raising to provide better access to opportunities for Boston's youth.