Renaé Powell

Director of Communications

Renaé received her B.S., with honors, in Marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. After working in Client Services & Strategy at ad agencies in Manhattan for over 13 years, she moved from New York City to the Triangle to embark on a new adventure and do work that matters.

Renaé first learned about Helps Education Fund through a web search for volunteer opportunities in the area. The organization’s mission was a great fit with the work she was interested in getting involved in, and she was impressed with the great data around the effectiveness of the HELPS program. She started volunteering with the organization in 2017 and was thrilled to become a staff member in 2019.

Renaé loves to learn about and immerse herself in new cultures through travelling abroad. She also enjoys exploring the natural beauty of her new home (despite her fear of snakes and spiders).