Maura Marino is an independent consultant working with organizations focused on educational equity. She is the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Education Forward DC. Prior to launching Education Forward DC in July 2016, Maura served as Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund and Lead Teacher at East Palo Alto High School. She sits on the board of directors for The Equity Lab, ElectED and Education Pioneers. Maura earned a BA with honors from Stanford University, an MA in teaching from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard University.