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NITHYA RAJAN

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NITHYA RAJAN

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Senior Director, Knowledge & Impact

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KIPP Foundation

BIOGRAPHY

Nithya is the Senior Director of Knowledge & Impact at the KIPP Foundation. In her role, she leads strategic planning, knowledge management and program evaluation for the Foundation's Academics and Talent Programs.

Prior to joining KIPP, Nithya served as the vice president of strategic planning at Green Dot Public Schools. At Green Dot she assessed and cultivated organizational growth opportunities, collaboratively designed the organizational strategic plan, and facilitated implementation of this strategy across departments at Green Dot.

Before joining Green Dot, Nithya served as the interim executive director at the College-Ready Promise, one of the four Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Effectiveness and College-Readiness Intensive Partnership Sites. Here she facilitated collaboration across four charter management organizations in Los Angeles as they jointly designed a multi-measure teacher evaluation system.

Prior to entering education via the Broad Residency, Nithya worked as a management consultant at Booz & Company in Chicago. Earlier in her career, Nithya worked as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Wasserstein Perella and a manager of advertising operations at internet advertising company WhenU.com. Nithya received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in economics and Spanish literature, and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.