Vrunda Vaghela

Portfolio Director

Vrunda works closely with Managing Directors to support relationships with investees, including facilitating the development of scaling plans and providing counsel on execution. She also helps to source and conduct due diligence on new investment opportunities and collaborates on innovation initiatives to expand Blue Meridian’s work, with a focus on Place Matters. 

Prior to joining Blue Meridian, Vrunda was a Senior Director for National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners, focused on comprehensive community development strategies that lead to equitable outcomes. Vrunda has led the development of several cross-cutting initiatives and place-based programs to address a range of issue areas that center on advancing racial equity, including public health and affordable housing, economic mobility, and climate resilience strategies. Vrunda has also worked internationally to develop community-driven urban development programs, empowering under-served communities to address issues of housing, infrastructure, land tenure, and women’s livelihoods in Gujarat, India, and Kigali, Rwanda.

Vrunda earned a Master of Urban Planning from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Architecture.