Ed Smith-Lewis

Ed Smith-Lewis is the Director of the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative, where he partners with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions to implement a three-pronged approach to improve student success and career outcomes. Prior to joining UNCF, Ed had a myriad of professional experiences, ranging from nonprofit management to strategic consulting, working at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Howard University, and McKinsey & Company.

Formerly known as Eddie Spaghetti, Ed is currently on the board of the Prescott Circus Theatre, the same organization he participated in when he was in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade, and he currently sits on the board of the organization. Ed has a passion for education and has focused his career on ensuring those that have the furthest to travel on their own educational journey receive the support, encouragement and engagement needed to achieve their dreams.