FutureEd Senior Fellow Nadya Chinoy Dabby is an education consultant focused on innovation and scaling. She spent the past decade driving public and private investment to improve learning opportunities for underserved students. From 2011 to 2017, Dabby was a member of the Obama administration’s senior education team, leading the U.S. Department of Education’s innovation division. In her role as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, she oversaw $1 billion in grant programs spanning the arts; community development; early learning; education innovation; personalized learning; school choice; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and teacher preparation and development.
Prior to joining the Department, Dabby served as director of The Broad Foundation and as an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown in California. Dabby is a proud graduate of California’s public schools and holds a bachelor’s degree in international development and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.