Manuela is the Director of Talent at Transcend, working to implement recruitment efforts, strengthen teammate onboarding, and help support, grow and develop a diverse, inclusive world-class team.
She began her career in education as a second and third-grade math and science teacher in Dallas, Texas. Manuela then transitioned to Teach For America’s recruitment team recruiting from various universities and AmeriCorps programs. Before joining Transcend, Manuela was a Senior Talent Manager with E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, a high-performing public charter school in Washington, D.C.
Manuela holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Delaware and an M.Ed in Bilingual Education from Southern Methodist University. Manuela is an MBA candidate at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business with a concentration in people analytics and management. Originally from Delaware, Manuela currently lives in Washington, D.C., and spends her time coaching Girls on the Run, hiking, running, and listening to crime podcasts.