PATRICK O DONNELL
Chief Executive Officer
Making Waves Education Foundation
Patrick O’Donnell is Chief Executive Officer of Making Waves Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that supports historically underserved and underrepresented students to reach their college, career, and life goals. Prior to joining Making Waves, Patrick worked for two years as a seventh-grade teacher at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara. He also spent nine years at Teach For America holding a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of National Development and Executive Director of Teach For America - Indianapolis. Patrick started his career as a Teach For America teacher in Los Angeles, teaching seventh and eighth grade at George Washington Carver Middle School. He earned his MBA and MA of Public Policy from Georgetown University, MA in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University, and BA in English from Boston College.