John Roussel

Social Innovator in Residence

John Roussel is a Co-founder and Executive Director of Colorwave. Prior to Colorwave, John served as a Director at Strategic Education Inc. focused on their HBCU initiatives to accelerate online learning across HBCU campuses.  He has held numerous positions across the education sector including as a National Director of Student Data Services and Senior Charter School Finance Specialist at EdOps, an Education Pioneers Fellow with the New York City Department of Education, and a Teach for America corps member in Atlanta, GA. John earned an MBA from Howard University and a BA in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley. A southern California native, John currently resides in Oakland, CA with his wife and son.