Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals through education and workforce development and arts programs, and to creating vibrant affordable housing communities. Through her leadership, IBA has become the largest Latino-led non-profit organization in Greater Boston.
In 2009, Dr. Calderón-Rosado was selected for the prestigious Barr Foundation Fellowship. In 2010, she became the first Latina ever to be appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. She is a Founding Board member of the Margarita Muñiz Academy, the first dual-language innovation high school in Massachusetts.