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Kelly McManus

Director of Higher Education

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Todd Spoth

Kelly directs Arnold Ventures’ higher education portfolio as a member of the Higher Education team. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Kelly served as the Director of Government Affairs for The Education Trust, directing strategy and legislative advocacy across early childhood, K-12 education, higher education, and appropriations issues. She also has extensive experience with state-level education advocacy.

Kelly holds a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s in political science from Wake Forest University.

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Todd Spoth
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