Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and John Friedman have announced the appointment of Ellen Viruleg as the incoming Executive Director of Opportunity Insights.
Viruleg brings years of leadership and management experience. Previously, she spent seven years with McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager specializing in the education sector. During her tenure she made important contributions to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developed tailor-made solutions and worked closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results.
As Executive Director, Viruleg will build on her proven leadership skills to oversee Opportunity Insights’ growth and partnership efforts as well as the overall management of the institute.
“We are delighted that Ellen is joining Opportunity Insights as our new Executive Director,” said Raj Chetty, Director of Opportunity Insights. “Her superior leadership and strong analytical background make Ellen a true asset to our organization as we seek to engage in meaningful new partnerships across the country to revive the America Dream.”
Viruleg holds a EdD in Education Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, a master’s from John Hopkins, and a bachelor’s in mathematics from Northwestern University. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband, John, and three young children. Her appointment as Executive Director is effective immediately.