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Marcia Aaron was named the CEO of KIPP SoCal Public Schools in August 2016. She is the founding executive director of KIPP SoCal. Marcia was also the founding Board Chair of KIPP SoCal and previously served as the Board Chair of KIPP Academy of Opportunity in South L.A. Previously, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Pacific Growth Equities and as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Montgomery Securities. Marcia serves as a Trustee for the University of Oregon. For ten years she served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon Foundation, where she was the Chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. She served as a member of the University of Oregon Journalism Advancement Council and the University of Oregon Campaign Committee. Marcia previously served on the board of All Stars Helping Kids and The Giving Back Fund. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Marcia is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.