Rajiv Vinnakota

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Raj Vinnakota is the Executive Vice President of the Youth & Engagement Programs at the Aspen Institute, a new division focusing on youth leadership development, civic engagement, and increasing youth voice and agency. Prior to working at the Aspen Institute, Raj was the co-founder and CEO of The SEED Foundation, the nation’s first network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools for underserved children. Raj is a board director for Colfax Corporation, at Path Forward and at the Meyer Foundation, an Echoing Green fellow and an Ashoka fellow. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in molecular biology and also earned a certificate of studies from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs & Public Policy.

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