Lizzie Redman –  Executive Director, Bubble Foundation 

The Bubble Foundation is a child wellness organization that provides nutrition and fitness education to underserved schools and communities across New York City. As Executive Director at Bubble, Lizzie led the expansion of the organization’s wellness curriculum, established a team and systems to bring Bubble to scale, and increased Bubble’s impact to reach more kids and families in underserved New York City communities. Over the past five years, she has taught thousands of kids and adults about the power of cooking with fresh, whole food ingredients.

Lizzie joined the Bubble Foundation from Teach For America, where she worked on national fundraising and growth strategy across the organization’s 50 regional sites. As Manager of Strategy at Teach For America, Lizzie led strategic planning and special projects across regional sites. She later took on the role of Senior Director of Research Design to manage the design and delivery trainings and learning experiences to national and regional staff. Prior to Teach For America, Lizzie worked as a strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where she consulted on strategic planning, change management, customer insights, and communications strategy for several federal government agencies.

Lizzie studied history and international business at the University of Texas at Austin. Trained as a small child on the secrets to a good gumbo in her grandmother’s New Orleans kitchen, Lizzie is passionate about providing all children with food access and education. When not in Bubble’s schools, she can often be found testing new recipes or doing cooking demos at local farmers markets.

Lizzie has contributed to Huffington Post and writes about the humanity of food at Eating Anthology. She is also on the Board of Advisors of Cocoa Compassion, a social enterprise that fosters the growth and consumption of responsible chocolate.