Chantal Lovell Fennell

Chantal Lovell Fennell

Vice President of Communications

Chantal is the Vice President of Communications at EdChoice, where she directs the organization’s communications efforts, and manages its brand and public relations.

Prior to joining the EdChoice team, Chantal served as the Director of Policy Advancement at the State Policy Network, where she worked with state-based organizations to advance policy reforms. Before that, Chantal worked as the communications manager at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan, and as the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s communications director.

Prior to beginning her career in the policy advocacy movement, Chantal was a journalist in California, where she received awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for investigative reporting, economic reporting, and features writing. During her time as a reporter, Chantal authored an exposé that resulted in the creation of one of the nation’s first-ever curriculum for high school students with high-functioning autism.

Chantal was born and raised in Southern California, earned a Bachelors in Government from the University of Redlands and a Masters Political Science from the University of Nebraska.

Favorite Quote

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
— Mother Teresa

Favorite Teacher/Class

Mr. Tapsfield, US History

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Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

Growing up in California, my family had to make great sacrifices so I could attend a private school and then homeschool when it became clear my district school wasn’t working for me. I want to see all children – regardless of where they live, what their family can afford, or their own s have access to a quality education in an environment that meets their unique needs and strengths.