Maura Marino is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Education Forward DC. Prior to launching Education Forward DC in July 2016, Maura served as the Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund and Lead Teacher at East Palo Alto High School. Maura sits on the board of directors for DC Prep Public Charter School, the DC Charter School Alliance, and The Equity Lab. 

Maura is driven by Education Forward DC’s mission to accelerate the work of visionary leaders to foster a city of high-quality, equitable public schools for every D.C. student and family. Maura earned a BA with honors in American Studies from Stanford University, an MA in teaching Secondary Social Studies from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard University. She is an Education Pioneers Alumni.

Originally from Bernardsville, New Jersey, Maura currently lives in the Shaw neighborhood and has called DC home for the past ten years. In her free time, Maura enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.