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Episode 3: Rosie Gallant Program Manager at reSET

Rosie Gallant is currently the Program Manager at reSET, and is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing the success of reSET’s social enterprise programming. In her role, Rosie focuses on leveraging resources and building strategic partnerships to support individual social entrepreneurs and the growing social enterprise sector in CT. Previous to reSET, Rosie obtained her MBA in Organizational Management and Environmental Sustainability at Antioch University New England where she concentrated on the triple bottom line business model and consulted for a variety of organizations to build strategic management plans that incorporated social and environmental value in to the business bottom line. Through triple bottom line business consulting, Rosie has been able to connect her passion and previous experience with natural systems and environmental sustainability to the financial value component of the business bottom line.

Rosie came to reSET after interviewing Founder, Kate Emery, for her Master’s thesis on Storytelling for Social Change. Kate’s story inspired her, and spotlighted the incredible momentum of social enterprise right here in CT.

Rosie is passionate about local and start-up economies, working to help build strong communities, and finding new ways to support CT’s social entrepreneurs. At reSET, Rosie’s role provides her the opportunity to work with social entrepreneurs that are serving multiple sectors including food systems, health and wellness, and education. Rosie has also traveled internationally throughout South America and Africa to study environmental sustainability in emerging economies and holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and Engineering from the University Of Connecticut. Her background and current work focus help her view business and CT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through the lens of complex systems, and lends insight in to developing strategy for start-up social enterprises.

Outside of reSET, Rosie has Co-founded two businesses, is an avid organic gardener, and is passionate about supporting start-up business initiatives that build more resilient local economies in CT.

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