Audience in Lecture






Chief Strategy Officer


Education Leaders of Color


Krupa Desai currently serves as chief operating officer of Public Rights Project. Most recently, she was managing director at The Broad Center leading The Broad Residency in Urban Education. Prior to that, Krupa was chief strategy officer of Citizens of the World Charter Schools, where she was a founding team member of the first national network of racially and socioeconomically diverse public charter schools. Krupa had also served as a senior managing director of development for Teach For America - Los Angeles and as an associate litigation attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges. She began her career with Teach For America as a corps member teaching seventh- and eighth-grade science in the New York City Department of Education. She was a member of the third cohort of the Pahara NextGen fellowship, has been appointed to the West Hollywood Social Justice Task Force and was a founding board member of the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition. Krupa holds a bachelor of arts degree in American studies, policy, politics and governance from Yale University, a master of science in education from Pace University, and a JD cum laude from the New York University School of Law.