Michelle Dervan is a Principal at ReThink Education, a venture capital firm focused on education technology. Prior to joining Rethink Education, Michelle was a Director of Strategic Partnerships at Pearson Education where she focused on sourcing and structuring partnership deals with large and small tech companies. She previously held a number of education, edtech and economic development roles at Irish government agency, Enterprise Ireland. She is actively interested in education policy and workforce development initiatives. She volunteers as a Mentor with YearUp and serves as a NextGen Board Member of Next For Autism, a nonprofit that designs innovative programs to improve the lives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Michelle has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, French and Russian from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.