Charlyn currently serves as Chief of Staff at EdSolutions, an education consulting firm. Her role includes acting as strategic partner and trusted advisor to the CEO. Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, she worked with Redstone Strategy Group consulting for funders in both the Education and Economic Equity practices. Her most notable project involved working on and managing the strategy refresh for a client’s $300 million portfolio of national K-12 education investments.
Residing in the Denver metro area, Charlyn serves as Co-President of the Young Professionals Inclusive Leadership Council for GlobalmindEd and was selected as a 2022 Connect Leadership Fellow for the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado. Charlyn speaks often about her personal mission, social impact/entrepreneurship work, leadership, personal power, and mindset at her alma mater, conferences, and on panels.
Charlyn also loves to create. She’s been hosting and directing a creative team for her empowerment podcast, Working Within, since January of 2021. The podcast provides a channel for her to further explore topics in personal development with guests who deserve to be on the record, yet who tend to be underrepresented in their fields. To date, she’s hosted guests like Wanda James, the first Black woman cannabis dispensary owner in the US, and Christiane Pendarvis, the Co-President of the Savage X Fenty brand by Rihanna.
Charlyn received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and was named one of two Best & Brightest Business Undergrads for the class of 2020. She also received the Dean’s Special Service Award and Nelson Mandela Leadership Award for organizing the school’s first annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit and for hosting Angela Davis through her leadership involvement with Teaching Racial Understanding Through Honesty. In her free time, she writes, exercises, and travels.