Jen Holleran is Executive Director of Startup: Education, Mark Zuckerburg's education foundation and sits on the board of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.
Ms. Holleran is presently focused on supporting Startup's first commitment of $100 million to reform the Newark public schools, and on developing the foundation's strategy more broadly. Ms. Holleran has spent two decades in education: She served as founding executive director of New Leaders for New Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area; she led school reform with the superintendent in Oakland Unified School District; she was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and then independently for foundations focused on leadership in urban schools; and she started her career as a high school teacher and prinicpal. Ms. Holleran holds her MBA from Yale, and her BA and MEd from Harvard. She is an Aspen Institute fellow and is a trustee at Phillips Exeter Academy.