Keshia Partridge-Nelson joined the Buffett Institute in 2022 as a professional learning specialist. Partridge-Nelson formerly worked as a family facilitator at Mount View Elementary School in partnership with the Institute, through the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan to reduce or eliminate opportunity gaps. Partridge-Nelson, who has written three children’s books, says her focus is on creating culturally relevant materials for marginalized groups. She has a bachelor’s degree in behavior science and a master’s degree in human services from Bellevue University. Partridge-Nelson serves on the board of Pear Tree Performing Arts and is co-creator of the North Omaha Barbershop Books program.