Sujata Bhat

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Sujata is the Senior Manager on the Public Engagement team, working to support initiatives to strengthen community voice in decisions about education at the school, sector and city levels. She is inspired by the bravery and brilliance of students across the city. Prior to joining Education Forward DC in 2016, Sujata was the founding Executive Director of My School DC, the common application and lottery system for district and public charter schools in DC. In its first year of operation, My School DC collected applications from more than 22,000 students for approximately 200 schools. Prior to My School DC, Sujata was the Director of Operations at DC Prep, a high-performing charter network in DC. Sujata earned a BA in Human Development from the University of Chicago and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Sujata is originally from Beavercreek, Ohio, but DC has been home for 10 years. She also serves on the board of the Diverse City Fund, a grassroots grant making team which funds changemakers of color leading racial and social justice work in DC.

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