Stanford University - Graduate School of Business & Graduate School of Education
Gloria is a seasoned education entrepreneur with two decades of C-level experience leading double-bottom-line organizations to meet both impact and financial goals. Her career has focused on creating more opportunities for underserved children and families in urban areas of the United States. Most recently, she was CEO of Educate78, a not-for-profit incubator & community-based grant-making organization in Oakland, CA. Previously, she was President and Chief Operating Officer at New Schools Venture Fund, a not-for-profit education venture philanthropy firm, where she oversaw $20M in annual grant-making and mission-related investing. As a NewSchools Entrepreneur-in-Residence, she launched Teaching Channel, a professional development video platform. Gloria also co-founded for Yu Ming Charter School, a Mandarin immersion public school that was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. She was also co-founder of Aspire Public Schools, where she served as COO, CFO, and Bay Area Superintendent and which grew to become one of the nation’s leading charter management organizations. She currently serves on the Boards of the National Equity Project and the Oakland REACH. Gloria started her career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company. She received her BS in agricultural economics at Cornell University. She also has an MBA and Master's in Education from Stanford University, where she now teaches a graduate level course on education entrepreneurship.