Announcing Our 2021-2022 Impact Fellowship Cohort

Amidst a pivotal moment for student learning and recovery, we’re proud to announce the 49 rising leaders who join the 2021-2022 EP Impact Fellowship — one of our signature programs. This cohort of 49 is more than twice the size of last year’s cohort — growth that exceeded even our own expectations, and a proof point that project managers, analysts, and other implementation specialists are needed now more than ever. Together, our new Fellows will provide capacity to 38 education organizations that serve 2.5M+ students nationwide. Read on to learn more about our cohort, and to see the full list of Impact Fellows! #WeAreEP

2021-2022 Education Pioneers Impact Fellows

Folarin Adesalu

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Kyrah Brown

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Darius Caffrey

Rush Education and Career Hub

Jessica Ch’ng

The U.S. Department of Education

Emily Conner-Simons

Boston Schools Fund

Paromita De

Bank Street College of Education

Melissa DeMuro

 Washington State Charter Schools Association

David Gilmore

Rocketship Public Schools

Sunni Harris

National Equity Project

Erin Haseley

Good Reason Houston

Arias Storm Hathaway Turner

KIPP Colorado

Matthew Hieronimus

Boston Schools Fund

Trang Hoang


Anya Hughes

Acelero Learning

Charrisse Ifill

Hartford Public Schools

Siddarta Jairam

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Joe Joseph

Global Citizen Year

Rachel Kamnkhwani

Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

Nimrat Kaur

Crocus LLC

Katherine Keator


Hannah Keeser

Hartford Public Schools

Katherine Keller


Marian Knotts


Elizabeth Kolb Cunningham

Digital Promise

Benjamin Lamport

ACE Charter School

Hali Larkins

The U.S. Department of Education

Jodie Lawrence

The U.S. Department of Education

McKinsi Martin

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Janaye McGrew

Detroit Children’s Fund

Brenden Nackerman

Washington Leadership Academy

Niamh O’Donoghue


Adrianna Parker

Thrive Chicago

Jennifer Perniciaro

Transcend Education

Veronica Perry

Improve Your Tomorrow

Marrey Picciotti

Acelero Learning

Andrea Pineda Madrigal

Ascend Learning

Katie Pollman

Memphis Education Fund

Remington Pool

Acelero Learning

Rouzbeh Rahai

Northern Illinois University, Education Systems Center

Raymonda Reese

Good Reason Houston

Fay Rizzuto

STRIVE Preparatory Schools

Jessica Stamp

ILO Group, LLC

Lena Vye

Charter School Growth Fund

Michael Weppler

Yakima School District

Destiny Westbrook

Capital City Public Charter School

Hannah Wheeler

Hartford Public Schools

Talmech Williams

New York City Department of Education

Karen Wisniewski

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

Arami Yoon

KIPP Southern California