Andrea Foggy-Paxton

Founder of Social Studies Accelerator, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at EdLoC

The founder of the Social Studies Accelerator at Education Leaders of Color, Andrea Foggy-Paxton, has devoted her career to expanding excellence and equity in education in the non-profit sector, including hands-on experience with translating theory into practice and implementing innovative new curricula in the classroom. She served as the Managing Director for Partner Strategy for the Broad Center. Previously, she was the executive vice president at Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing first-rate math instruction for all students and worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, developing and managing innovations in professional development, high-school transformation, college completion and personalized-learning grants. Previously, she served in leadership roles at the Tavis Smiley Foundation, L.A. Youth at Work, Rock the Vote, and Freedom Schools. She is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Education and the Greater Los Angeles Education Foundation Board.