Shanaz Chowdhery has a deep passion for education. She began her career as a Teach For America corps member and taught 5th and 7th-grade math in Ward 8 of Washington, DC. In early 2014, Shanaz joined General Assembly. Starting in admissions, she later served as the Regional Director for Washington, D.C., overseeing campus strategy, operations, and growth. In 2018, Shanaz joined Vemo Education as a General Manager focusing primarily on skills-based training providers and later served as a Chief of Staff responsible for strategy and business operations. Today, she works in Revenue Operations at Emeritus, concentrating on cross-functional strategic, revenue-driving initiatives. Throughout her career, Shanaz has pursued two main missions: democratizing access to high-quality education and creating systems that elevate the entire company. The first in her entire family to attend college, Shanaz has earned a B.A. in Sociology with Honors from Yale University.