July 29, 2016 Fund Team Post

Fund Fellows: Meet Meghna!

A Minneapolis native, Meghna graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science. She resides in Minnesota where she is an elementary school teacher. This summer she will research systemic barriers principals face in creating innovative practices within their schools and potential solutions to those barriers.

This fall, Meghna will enter her second year teaching fifth grade in South Minneapolis. In addition to teaching, Meghna is involved with advocacy organizations such as Educators 4 Excellence and MinnCAN in Minnesota. Some of her favorite pastimes include trying out new recipes, exploring the city and reading.

Due to her experiences in the classroom and interest in advocacy work, Meghna has a deep passion for reducing educational disparities. Her interest in this work stemmed from working with communities and families in Minnesota who did not have equitable access to resources. She is excited to continue upon this work with The Fund to ensure all students have access to resources by sustaining high-quality leaders in schools.

Meghna is excited to take her experiences at The Fund back to Minnesota to improve outcomes for students. Over the next month she hopes to learn more about the Chicago community and the work it takes to ensure students are receiving the education they deserve.