Chief Strategic Growth Officer
April Chou is currently the Chief Strategic Growth Officer of OneTen, focusing on the organization’s powerful mission of family-sustaining careers for Black talent.
April has built and led high-performing teams in both the social sector and philanthropy. Previously, she served as Vice President and the Interim Head of Education 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 Northern California Public Schools, where she partnered with educators, families, and local communities to create and support high-quality schools. She was also a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, focused on investing in education entrepreneurs to address opportunity gaps for students.
April has served as a trusted advisor and executive coach to clients working in education, economic mobility, and philanthropy.
April currently serves on the boards of Promise54 and Behavioral Insights US. She is a moderator for the Aspen Institute and the Pahara Institute. 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 an MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two sons.