Desireé Ledet, MPA, Grants Manager

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Desireé Ledet is the Grants Manager at STARRY, Inc. She is an enthusiastic, results-oriented professional with more than 10 years of experience managing federal, state, and private foundation grants in the academic and nonprofit sectors.

Desireé attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and International Studies. She received her Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin with a Portfolio Certificate in Nonprofit Studies. She also served as a Community Health Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Peru.

Prior to joining STARRY, she worked at the University of Texas at Austin as a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist and as a Field Program Manager for a local nonprofit based in Cajamarca, Peru.

Desireé lives in Austin with her son, Aaron, and rescue cat, Odin. When not at work, you can find her visiting parks and greenbelts, watching nature documentaries, and playing board games with her son.