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Chelsea McDaniel

Director of Impact Investments

Finance and Investments

Chelsea McDaniel is a community investment professional with a passion for food justice. She was the lead architect of the impact strategies for two impact funds, one focused on youth education and one on fiscal justice in Black cities. Prior to joining Common Future, Chelsea led the Fiscal Justice investment research for Activest, where she would identify solutions for fiscal practices that led to negative outcomes for Black communities. She also led the development of a high impact Islamic finance product for youth technical education and training. 

Chelsea holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from University of California at Santa Cruz. She lives in unceded Piscataway territory, colonially known as Baltimore, with her two dogs and can usually be found tending to her 1/3-acre garden and mini orchard.