Vrunda Vaghela

Vrunda Vaghela is a Portfolio Director of Place Matters at Blue Meridian Partners, supporting investees in place-based partnerships, serving as a connector across community leaders and core partners, and providing strategic management of investees.

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.