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Michaela Balderston

Michaela Balderston

Michaela is the Head of Communications at Tusk Ventures and works directly with the Fund’s portfolio companies to advise them on their communications and marketing strategies. She joined Tusk Ventures from Nestlé, where she managed corporate and crisis communications in the U.S. There she was responsible for overseeing and growing the company’s digital strategy and worked directly with the Public Affairs team to build strategic partnerships. She previously led strategic communications at The ONE Campaign, Bono’s anti-poverty advocacy organization. Her work at ONE took her around the world, campaigning in Africa, Europe and North America. She began her career at Burson-Marsteller. Outside of work she sits on the Community Advisory Board of WNYC and is an Innovation Council member at Eleanor’s Legacy, which recruits, trains and funds progressive female candidates across New York State.

 A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Michaela is based in New York City and is a graduate of Colgate University, where she double-majored in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies.

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