Episode 7 | Valerie Rockefeller

Genius Loves Company

Valerie Rockefeller: Living With Legacy – Upholding Family Tradition and Carving a New Path as an Educator

In the seventh episode of Genius Loves Company, Laura Esposito, Rockefeller’s Head of Enterprise Client Coverage Group, sits down with Valerie Rockefeller, an educator, philanthropist, and fifth-generation member of the Rockefeller family. Valerie’s passion for education carried her from the world of West Virginia politics to leading her own classroom in New York as a special education teacher at Central Park East Secondary School in East Harlem. Currently, she sits on the board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, one of the world’s largest philanthropic services organizations.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Valerie shares what it was like to grow up as a Rockefeller, how she discovered her passion for teaching and the environment, and her journey to becoming a champion of the family’s longstanding dedication to education.

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