Edward Smith-Lewis is director of the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative. Most recently, Mr. Smith-Lewis was an associate program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the Postsecondary Success team. Previously, he served as a process improvement associate, supporting the chief strategy officer in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Howard University. Prior to his time at Howard, Mr. Smith-Lewis was a general business analyst with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Smith-Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College.