Chief Executive Officer
Gloria Lee is a successful serial social entrepreneur who currently serves as chief executive officer of Educate78, a not-for-profit organization focused on transforming the Oakland, CA public education system. 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 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 founding chief operating officer, interim chief financial officer, 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, the Oakland REACH, and Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center. Gloria started her career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company. She received her BS in agricultural economics at Cornell University. She also has a Masters of Business Administration and Masters in Education at Stanford University, where she now teaches a graduate level course on education entrepreneurship.