Audience in Lecture






Chief Strategic Growth Officer




April Chou is an independent advisor and coach who has built and led high-performing teams and organizations in both education and philanthropy. Previously, she served as the Interim Head of Education and Vice President for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where she led the education program and its philanthropic investments. April was the Chief Growth and Operating Officer of KIPP Bay Area Schools, where she partnered with families and local communities to create and support high-quality schools, and a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, where she supported education entrepreneurs to address opportunity gaps for students. April has also worked for McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC, Beijing, Singapore, and San Francisco.
April is a moderator for the Aspen Institute and the Pahara Institute. She currently serves on the board of Promise54 and Behavioral Insights Team, was the founding board chair of Students for Education Reform, and is a past chair of Princeton University’s Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees and the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton. She is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and an alumna of Leadership San Francisco. April received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and holds a MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two sons.