Ursula Wright
Managing Director, Education & Youth Practice


  • Charter schools
  • College readiness
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Workforce development
  • Achievement Gap
  • Mobility
  • Poverty
  • Personalized learning
  • Social networks

 Ursula Wright co-leads the Education & Youth practice at FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change. Through its combination of customized services, powerful ideas, and learning communities, FSG helps foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world accelerate impact. Ms. Wright’s immediate past position was with the Obama Administration where she served as the Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education. In this capacity, she served as the Department’s policy lead on place-based initiatives like Promise Zones, Promise Neighborhoods, and Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2). Prior to her government service, Ms. Wright was an executive at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (“NAPCS”), the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the quality growth of the charter school movement. Ms. Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has also completed executive education coursework at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.