Anne La is an associate at Jobs for the Future. A member of the team that manages the ETF@JFFLabs impact investment fund, she works across all stages of the investment process, from initial sourcing to providing portfolio support. She actively collaborates with entrepreneurs and startups in developing and scaling innovative solutions that expand access to economic opportunity. Her skills and areas of expertise include:
- Program design
- Impact measurement
- Research and analysis
- Product development and implementation
- Behavioral science
- Higher education access and success
Anne has devoted her career to advancing equity. Before joining JFF, she led a team dedicated to research and impact at the education technology startup AdmitHub, where she built, launched, and rapidly scaled solutions that directly supported more than 1 million students engaged in postsecondary planning.
Anne also gained experience in consulting while working at Root Cause, where she advised leaders of nonprofits, philanthropies, and government agencies on strategic planning and data-driven program design. Earlier in her career, she was an educator and college counselor with the nonprofit iMentor, where she worked with high school students in New York City.
“I’m excited to be in a position where I can help activate JFF’s deep networks and expertise to support innovation that will transform the future of work,” she says.
Anne is a graduate of Harvard College and is pursuing an MBA.
She was born and raised in Boston, where she currently resides. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends, and she’s currently learning how to keep plants alive.