Maura is the CEO of Education Forward DC, a nonprofit that works to advance quality and equity in DC’s public schools. Previously, Maura served as the Managing Partner of the DC Schools Fund at NewSchools Venture Fund. Prior to joining NewSchools, Maura was a Lead Teacher at East Palo Alto High School, a charter school in Northern California founded by Aspire Public Schools. During graduate school, Maura worked on the Network Growth Team at the KIPP Foundation, implementing their national growth strategy. Maura sits on the board of directors for DC Prep, E.L. Haynes and Ingenuity Prep Public Charter Schools, as well as Charter Board Partners and the Bainum Family Foundation. Maura earned a BA with honors in American Studies from Stanford University, an MA in teaching secondary social studies from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard University.