Luanne D. Zurlo is Executive Director of the Brilla School Network. Prior to joining the Seton team in January 2018, Luanne taught courses at The Catholic University of America (CUA), in finance, Catholic Social Doctrine, and education reform in developing countries. Luanne spent much of her early career working with Latin America as a ranked, Wall Street equity analyst. After experiencing 9/11 firsthand, Luanne left Goldman Sachs to found and direct a non-profit organization, Worldfund, whose mission is to raise educational quality in Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil and Mexico. Luanne has lived, traveled and worked extensively in Latin America and Europe. Right out of graduate school, she taught elementary and middle school children at Colegio de la Asunción in Ponferrada, Spain. Luanne has an MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia Business School, a master of arts in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a bachelor of arts in history from Dartmouth College. She spent a sabbatical studying theology at the Dominican Angelicum in Rome, Italy, and wrote the book, Fifteen Feet from the Pope, about her experience. Luanne lives in NYC and spends as much time as she can in Falmouth, Maine. She loves to write and is the author of two books: Piazzas, Popes, and Pasta: Notes From a Rome Sojourn and Single for a Greater Purpose: A Hidden Joy in the Catholic Church.
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