I received my undergraduate degree in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. After focusing my undergraduate academic coursework on public goods and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, I worked for the legal department of Google, Inc., engaging with Google.org initiatives and gaining exposure to CSR programs operated by Google in education.
In 2014, I transitioned into KIPP Bay Area Schools to develop an understanding of issues facing contemporary K-12 education from the practitioner perspective. At KIPP, I collaborated with the executive and school teams to implement personalized learning programs, computer science curriculum, and manage technology operations.
I am pursuing graduate study in education and political theory as a direct result of these professional experiences, which raised questions for me about the role and influence of private and corporate actors engaged in public welfare projects, particularly in education. As a result, my work aims to explore the short and long-term impact of privatization and wealthy, private actors in public education.