Since 2006, Aparna’s career has included leadership roles in both private and nonprofit organizations working on international development and social innovation. Prior to joining Panorama, she launched a nationwide teacher training platform in India in partnership with Teach for India and the Central Square Foundation. Her K-14 work has spanned lecturing at the University of British Columbia, research fellowships to India and Lima, developing a STEM and college access program at Neighborhood House in Seattle, and building technology products for a Chicago-based education technology company.
Having lived and worked in six countries, Aparna brings a diversity and equity lens to her work, and uses evaluative thinking to reach evidence-based decisions and drive outcomes. She is the co-founder of Project Feast, advisor to a civic-focused blockchain startup, and a women’s rights advocate.
Aparna holds a Master of Arts in Education from the University of British Columbia and undergraduate degrees in anthropology and education from Northern Illinois University.