Veronica Paredez has been part of the East Foundation since its beginning stages and continues her work as the Director of Investments. She is responsible for investment, legal and risk management operations.
Prior to working with the East Foundation, Veronica worked with Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Washington, DC, and Branscomb PC in Corpus Christi, Texas. She earned a Master of Business of Administration from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Spanish from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, graduating with Honors and Magna Cum Laude. Veronica is also an Austin College Lee Posely Leadership Institute graduate. She participated in the International Youth Leadership Institute Conference in Calgary, Canada, and her undergraduate studies took her abroad to study in Spain. In 2014, Veronica completed the Endowment Institute, Level I, at the Yale School of Management.
Family and service are very important to Veronica. She and her husband John have three children, Jeremiah, Sophia and Oliver. Veronica has volunteered as a Destination Imagination coach, has tutored and mentored underprivileged high school students as well as elementary school students and has volunteered as a catechism teacher.