Audience in Lecture






Chief Executive Officer


KIPP SoCal Public Schools


Marcia Aaron is the CEO and founder of KIPP SoCal Public Schools, formally known as KIPP LA Schools. Marcia was the founding board chair of KIPP LA and was the board chair of KIPP Academy of Opportunity in South L.A. Previously, she worked as a senior analyst at Pacific Growth Equities and as a managing director at Deutsche Bank and Montgomery Securities.

She currently serves on the University of Oregon Board of Trustees, on the board of Ednovate, Inc., a Los Angeles Charter Management Organization, and as the Chair of the LA Coalition for Excellent Public Schools. She also serves as the Charter Management Organizational representative on the California Charter Schools Association Member Council. She was named the University of Oregon's Outstanding Young Alumni in 2003. For ten years she served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon Foundation, where she was the Chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. She served as a member of the University of Oregon Journalism Advancement Council and the University of Oregon Campaign Committee. Marcia previously served on the board of All Stars Helping Kids and The Giving Back Fund. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon.