Aparna Rae

Senior Program Officer

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.