Our Pahara-NextGen Fellows

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Fall 2018 Cohort

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Jenny Aguas

Director of Family Engagement & Strategy

Ednovate

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Atnre Alleyne

Founder & Executive Director

DelawareCAN

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Sherri Davis Chisholm

Executive Director

Urban Alliance

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Paul Duchene

Vice President of Human Capital & Organizational Development

National Math and Science Initiative

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Jamie Elfenbein

Executive Director

Maverick Capital Foundation

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Maria Hernandez

Founder & Executive Director

VELA

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Adrinda Kelly

Executive Director

Black Education For New Orleans

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Randy Moore

Chief Operating Officer

COOP

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Madelka Nuñez Osiecki

Founder & Board Member

Philip's Academy Charter School of Paterson

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Christian Osmeña

Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities Planning

California Community Colleges

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Antonio Parés

Partner

Donnell-Kay Foundation

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Godfrey Plata

Director of Regional Leadership Development

Leadership for Educational Equity

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Nithya Rajan

Senior Advisor, Programs & Impact Team

KIPP Foundation

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Vanessa Ramirez

Chief Operating Officer

SER-Jobs for Progress

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Neils Ribeiro-Yemofio

Launch Director

College Track - Washington, DC

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Anthony Richardson

Executive Director

Nord Family Foundation

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Jamilyn Salonga Bailey

Independent Consultant

Caylao LLC

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Armando Somoza

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Rapport Studios

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Vanessa Threatte

Executive Deputy Director for Best Practices & Partnerships

State University of New York Charter Schools Institute

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Yinnie Tse

Chief of Staff, Office of Innovation & Systems Improvement

District of Columbia Public Schools

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D'Andre Weaver

Superintendent

DeSoto Independent School District

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Joseph White

Vice President of School Supports

The Mind Trust

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Paris Woods

Managing Director, Harris County Promise

Good Reason Houston

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Spring 2018 Cohort

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Brandie Burris-Gallagher

Policy Director

EdAllies

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Edgar Campos

Chief Strategy Officer

Office of the President, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Leticia de la Vara

Chief of Staff

The New Teacher Project

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De-Lea Deane-Allen

Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusiveness

Achievement First

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Cory Edmonds

District Partner

Allovue, Inc.

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Yasmin Fodil

National Director of Community

100Kin10

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Avni Gupta-Kagan

Independent Consultant

Gupta-Kagan, LLC

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Hassan Hassan

Chief Executive Officer

4.0 Schools

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Meralis Hood

Executive Director & Vice President

City Year Milwaukee

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Soenda Howell

Investment Principal

Charter School Growth Fund

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Aaron Jenkins

Vice President of Policy & Advocacy

The Expectations Project

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Santi Khairassame

Founder

Project Recess Inc.

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Jamie Lomax

Director of Organizational Learning & Equity

Tulsa Public Schools

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Eric Lugo

Executive Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

City Colleges of Chicago

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Stephanie Mendez

Director of Charter Authorizing

New York City Department of Education

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Kelly Richardson

Independent

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Hector Salazar

Chief Growth Officer

Eye to Eye

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Minnie Setty

Director of Grants Management

Chamberlin Family Foundation

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Anisha Srinivasan

Senior Director of Change & Organizational Effectiveness

Uplift Education

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Tanya St. Julien

Chief of Staff

Leadership for Educational Equity

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Daniel Velasco

Chief Growth & Impact Officer

Latinos for Education

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Beatrice Viramontes

Vice President, Alumni & Partnerships

Teach For America - Bay Area

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Marques Whitmire

Managing Director of Finance & Administration

Instruction Partners

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Darin Lim Yankowitz

Vice President of People & Performance

Teach For America

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Fall 2017 Cohort

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Alesha Arscott

Chief Talent Officer

STRIVE Preparatory Schools

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Tony Ashton

Executive Director

Teach For America - Idaho

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Mya Baker

Partner, Academics

The New Teacher Project

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Mala Batra

Chief Executive Officer

Aspire Public Schools

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Tasha Booker

Executive Director

City Year Columbus

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Gregory Callaham

Senior Director of Culture

Alpha Public Schools

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Sarah Chandler

Vice President, Talent & Strategy

Equitas Academy

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Aisha Chappell

Senior Director of Math Program

Blue Engine

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Mahnaz Charania

Director

Glenn Institute, Westminster Schools

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Ricardo Esquivel

Interim Superintendent

Elk Hills School District

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Adriana Figueroa Murrietta

Executive Director

Pike and Susan Sullivan Foundation

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Michael Franco

Vice President of Secondary Program

IDEA Public Schools

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Crystal Gonzales

Executive Director

New Venture Fund, English Language Learner Success Forum

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Sanford Johnson

Co-founder & Deputy Director of Advocacy

Mississippi First

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Devin Krugman

Head of School

East Bay Innovation Academy

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Carlos Marquez

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

California Charter Schools Association

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Amit Patel

Managing Director

Owl Ventures

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Felipe Perez

Executive Director, Teacher Talent Pipelines

Chicago Public Schools, Network 3

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Ashley B. Stewart

Executive Director, Talent & Organizational Development

Baltimore City Public Schools

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Stacey Wang

Partner

Transcend Education

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Bryant Weinberg Jones

Chief Investment Officer

Boston Schools Fund

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Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker

Principal

Raymond Whittaker Design, LLC

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Analiza Wolf

Chief Operating Officer

East Harlem Tutorial Program

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Nicole Young

Founder

The Well Community Consulting, LLC

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Spring 2017 Cohort

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Isabel Acosta

Director of Operations

Great Public Schools Now

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Cheyenne Batista São Roque

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Firefly Worldwide Inc.

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Elizabeth Choi

Consultant

Independent

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Mohammed Choudhury

Chief Innovation Officer

San Antonio Independent School District

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George Deveney

Vice President of New Site Development

Surge Institute

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Andrea Lopez Fernandez

Principal

IDEA Public Schools

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Jose Fuentes

Assistant Superintendent

Newark Public Schools

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Vanessa Gonzalez

Advisor to the Secretary of Education

Puerto Rico Department of Education

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Tremaine Johnson

DEI Partner

Catalyst Ed

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Jeff Kang

Founder & Consultant

Jeff Kang Consulting

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Stephanie Lo

Director or Programs

TED-ED

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Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer

EdTechTeam

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Dr. Artesius Miller

Founder & Executive Director

Utopian Academy for the Arts

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Colleston Morgan, Jr.

Vice President, Systems Impact

Teach For America

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Icela Pelayo

Program Officer

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

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Betsy Peterson

Chief Schools Officer

STRIVE Preparatory Schools

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Jamilah Prince-Stewart

Founding Executive Director

FaithActs for Education

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Steven Purcell

Chief of Staff

Bellwether Education Partners

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Tracy Session

Chief Program Officer

Education Pioneers

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MaryJane Skjellerup

Strategy Director

GO Public Schools

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Steven Toledo

Deputy Director

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

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Laina Vlasnik Yip

Director of the Charter Network Accelerator

Achievement First

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Jason Weeby

Senior Fellow

Bellwether Education Partners

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Shawna Wells

Partner, Education Sector

The Management Center

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Juliana Worrell

Chief Schools Officer K-8

Uncommon Schools

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Fall 2016 Cohort

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Carlos Beato

Founding Principal

International High School at Langley Park

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Samir Bolar

Chief Impact Officer

Teach for America, Bay Area

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La Mikia Castillo

Senior Consultant

Jennifer Brown Consulting

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Josh Crosson

Senior Policy Director

EdAllies

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Adam Falkner

Executive Director

Dialogue Arts Project

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Shauntel Garvey

Co-Founder & General Partner

Reach Capital

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Odiaka Gonzalez

Director of People & Talent

Global Citizen Year

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Melissa Harris

Senior Executive Director

New York City Department of Education Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships

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Angela Harvey-Bowen

Founder & Executive Director

4th-Dimension Leaders

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Christina Henderson

Legislative Assistant

Office of United States Senator Charles Schumer

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Dynasti Hunt

Vice President, Talent

EducationSuperHighway

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John Little, III

Nashville Coach

Organizer Zero

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Norma Lopez

Governance & Development/ Collaboration Manager

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project

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Landon Mascareñaz

Senior Partner, Advocacy & Alliances

A+ Colorado

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Charles McDonald

Founder & Executive Director

Community Engagement Partners

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Mary Moran

Co-Founder

Our Voice Nuestra Voz

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Eleisha Nelson

Associate Partner

Bellwether Education Partners

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Akshai J. Patel

Vice President, Municipal Finance (Education)

RBC Capital Markets

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Seth Saavedra

Writer & Researcher

NMEducation.org

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Jessica Santana

Co-Founder

New York On Tech

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Jonathan Tiongco

Founding Principal & Senior Advisor, Next Gen Learning

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

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Samantha Tweedy

Chief Partnership & Impact Officer

The Robin Hood Foundation

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Spring 2016 Cohort

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Lisa Ahn

President

Lisa Ahn Consulting and Coaching

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Daniel Assisi

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

California Charter Schools Association

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Tenicka Boyd

Senior Advisor

Color of Change

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Ian Esquibel

Founder

Oak Hill Coaching and Consulting

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Marvin Figueroa

Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Resources

Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam

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Antonio Freitas

Senior Content Manager

Sesame Workshop

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Maile Hadley

Programs & Operations Director

Zeno Math

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Onuka Ibe

Senior Consultant

La Piana Consulting

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Anson Jackson

Superintendent

Summit Public Schools

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Aleesia Johnson

Superintendent

Indianapolis Public Schools

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Tara Lentz

Senior Director of Strategic Growth

Conexión Américas

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David Lopez

Executive Director

Teach For America - San Diego

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Jonathan Lopez

Managing Director, Impact

City Year Los Angeles

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Kristen McCaw

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Impact Public Schools

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Jelani McEwen

Chief Executive Officer

The Citizen Group

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Joyce Medina Harper

Executive Director

Dougherty Foundation

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Makiyah Moody

Senior Consultant

La Piana Consulting

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Sehreen Noor Ali

Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Partnerships

Kaplan Test Prep

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Dr. Janis Ortega

Vice President, Alumni Network Strategy

Teach For America

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Roy Quinto

Founder

Kapuso School

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Michelle Russell

Vice President of Programs

AnitaB.org

Sheila Sarem

Sheila Sarem

Founder

Basta

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Erin Trent Johnson

Chief Executive Officer & Principal Coach

Community Equity Partners

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Fall 2015 Cohort

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Nikki Bridges

Co-Founder & Co-President

Relay Lab Schools

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Maya Bugg

Chief Executive Officer

Tennessee Charter School Center

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Candace Crawford

Director, College Counseling

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

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Veronica Crespin-Palmer

Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer

RISE Colorado

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Krupa Desai

Managing Director, The Broad Residency in Urban Education

The Broad Center

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Elsa Duré

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Development

Chiefs for Change

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Sarah Figueroa

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Para Los Ninos

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Anpao Duta Flying Earth

Executive Director

Native American Community Academy-Inspired Schools Network

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Rafael Gallardo

Director of Personalized Learning

Puget Sound Educational Service District

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Dolores Gonzalez

Chief Program Officer

IDEA Public Schools

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Disha Jain

Principal

IDEA Public Schools

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Kai Kung

Senior Program Officer

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Chris Liang-Vergara

Chief of Learning Innovation

LEAP Innovations

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Keara Mascareñaz

Partner

Education Elements

McNeely, Jamar

Jamar Mckneely

Chief Executive Officer

InspireNOLA

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Katiusca Moreno

Vice President of Internal Learning & Innovation

Teach For America

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Al Motley

Chief Technology Officer

Matchbook Learning

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Phillip M. Robinson, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Regional & Site Operations

City Year

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Nickolas Rodriguez

Director

Delivery Associates

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Dena Simmons

Director of Education

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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Ash Solar

Director, Professional Learning

Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

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Marquis Taylor

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Coaching4Change

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Hoa Truong

Managing Director, The Broad Academy

The Broad Center

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Gabrielle Wyatt

Chief Strategy Officer

Civic Builders

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Spring 2015 Cohort

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Kara Allen Soldati

President & Chief Executive Officer

United Friends of the Children

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Victoria Ankrah

Executive Director

Acelero Learning Camden Philadelphia

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Luis Avila

President

Iconico

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Jonathan Blasher

Parks & Nature Director

Metro

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Kenya Bradshaw

Vice President

The New Teacher Project

Chan, Eric Cropped

Eric Chan

Partner

Charter School Growth Fund

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Elena Chavez Quezada

Senior Director

The San Francisco Foundation

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Naressa Cofield

Intervention Teacher Leader

KIPP New Orleans Schools

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Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Springboard Collaborative

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Kelly Garcia

Senior Director, Summit Learning

Summit Public Schools

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Michael Gomez

Principal

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

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Christina Grant

Chief, Charter Schools and Innovation

The School District of Philadelpha

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Hrag Hamalian

Executive Director

Bright Star Schools

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David Hardy, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Lorain City School District

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Sikander Iqbal

Data Systems Specialist

Pahara Institute

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April Knox

Senior Director

Achievement First

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Naoko Kudo

Director of Operations

The Primary School

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Leonard Medlock

Chief Executive Officer

Playback Worldwide

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Pablo Mejia

Vice President of Program Innovation

IDEA Public Schools

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Neela Rathinasamy

Assistant Superintendent of Operations

Office of the State Superintendent of Education, District of Columbia

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Adrian Ruiz

Executive Director

Espiritu Community Development Corp.

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Paola Santana

Senior Director, Education & Workforce Development

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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Antonio A. Saunders

Vice President, Organizational Learning

Teach for America

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Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Community Engagement

The Mind Trust

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Spring 2014 Cohort

Altenburg, Russ

Russ Altenburg

Chief Executive Officer

Reframe Labs

Alvarado, Celia

Celia Alvarado

Vice President, Corps Member & Alumni Impact

Teach for America

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Amber Banks

Senior Program Officer, Measurement, Learning & Evaluation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bassey, Offiong

Offiong Bassey

Director of the Bailey-Sullivan Leadership Institute

Black Alliance for Educational Options

Bossier, Sharhonda

Sharhonda Bossier

Deputy Director

Education Leaders of Color

Brack, Emmile

Emmile Brack

Founder

Ignacio Brack Consulting, LLC

Braganza, Christina

Christina Braganza

Vice President of Special Services

Achievement First

Brown, Alison

Alison Brown

Consultant

Independent

DeLeon, Christine

Christine DeLeon

Founder

Moonshot EdVentures

Garcia Urban, Nella

Nella Garcia Urban

Vice President of Talent

Yes Prep Public Schools

Garriot, Omar

Omar Garriott

Director of Product Marketing

Salesforce.org

Gupta, Ravi

Ravi Gupta

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Arena Summit

Orville, Jackson

Orville Jackson

Senior Director - Data Strategy

GreatSchools

Jimenez, Laura

Laura Jiménez

Director

The Center for College and Career Readiness and Success

Lee, Dominique

Dominique Lee

Founder & Executive Director

BRICK Academy

Lesser, Bob

Bob Lesser

Executive & Leadership Coach

Bob Lesser, LLC

Leyva, R.D.

R.D. Leyva

Program Director

Latinos for Education

Lujan, Claudia

Claudia Luján

Senior Policy Analyst

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, District of Columbia

Montoya, Mike

Mike Montoya

Founder & Principal

Stronger Consulting Inc.

Osagie, Kimberly

Kimberly Osagie

Vice President, Educator Success

Curriculum Associates

Shells, Stacey

Stacey Shells

Chief Executive Officer

ReGeneration Schools

Tricoche, Esther

Esther Tricoche

Head of Venture Development

RippleWorks

Walker-Aaron

Aaron Walker

Founder & CEO

Camelback Ventures

Weaver, Kareem

Kareem Weaver

Consultant

Honors Pathway

Williamson, Erica

Erica Williamson Phillips

Southern CT Director & VP Growth

All Our Kin

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