Bridgette joined Per Scholas in 2014 as the first Managing Director for Per Scholas’ National Capital Region (NCR) campus, where she was instrumental in leading Per Scholas’ cybersecurity training efforts, including a regional cybersecurity task force, which led to sizable investments from Symantec and Capital One. In 2015, Bridgette joined the Executive Leadership team as the Executive Vice President of national program operations, managing all training locations. In 2019, Bridgette became the Chief Impact Officer responsible for managing all training operations and organizational impact for Per Scholas’ 14 campuses. Prior to Per Scholas, Bridgette held several senior and executive leadership roles both locally and nationally at Year Up, the Points of Light Foundation, Hands on Network, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Career Team. Bridgette’s nonprofit and workforce development career officially began in 1996 with the signing of the Welfare Reform Act. Bridgette has spent the last 20+ years helping people access and benefit from training and employment opportunities, and helping businesses acquire diverse tech talent. Bridgette served on the Montgomery County Maryland Workforce Development Board from 2015-2019.