The Robert Toigo Foundation

Ana Clara Blesso

In her role as MBA Program Manager, Ana Clara serves as lead for the Toigo Fellowship Program, engaging with talented students from across the country. Through this position, she works to maximize the Fellow experience, execute major conference events to deliver a robust curriculum, and strategically build community with students across 25+ campuses.

Originally, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ana Clara is passionate about advocating for those underrepresented in the world of work. She serves as an instructor at Wake Forest University’s Graduate Department of Counseling and is an active volunteer with She Votes and the Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund. She has consulted at various universities on the topics of diversity and equity in student services, including the University of North Carolina at Asheville and DePauw University. Ana Clara is an alumna of Wake Forest University and Assumption College, having also earned a Post-Crisis Leadership Certificate from the University of South Florida. She has held roles in career coaching and program management at Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut, most recently supporting Business Analytics & Project Management graduate students.

Ana Clara resides outside of Hartford, Connecticut, with her husband, Chris, and their two Boston Terriers, Bella and Pluto.