Grants Manager and Legal Counsel
Adaeze helps manage grants and other contracts for the Education, Research Integrity, Evidence-Based Policy, Data-Driven Justice, and Science and Technology portfolios. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Adaeze worked for a boutique law firm. In that role, she represented accounting firms during litigation, advised clients on federal and state compliance matters, and drafted professional engagement, nondisclosure, consulting, and settlement agreements.
She also has experience in the health care industry, where she worked as an analyst for multiple Fortune 25 corporations, conducting financial modeling and due diligence for acquisitions and joint ventures, preparing financial reports, and managing international payment processes for pharmaceutical products.
Adaeze previously served as a YES Prep Public Schools Fellow through Education Pioneers, and as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. During law school, she spent a semester in Argentina, investigating cases of torture through the Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos. Adaeze holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Houston.