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Christina Heitz is the Founder and CEO of Cambiar Education. Cambiar supports transformative leaders of public school systems and educational entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions that disrupt the patterns of educational inequity. Prior to her role at Cambiar, Christina served as Managing Director of The Broad Academy for 9 years, leading all aspects of recruitment, selection, session design and training, and professional development. The Broad Academy is an advanced development program for talented, innovative leaders dedicated to transforming schools systems so every student receives a world-class public education. The Academy works with passionate, proven leaders to catalyze equity, drive dramatic gains in student achievement, and create proof points of what is possible. To date, the Academy program has supported Fellows who have taken on 106 system leader roles in urban, public school systems and at the state level across the country. Previously, Christina worked with The Broad Foundation on a national campaign to raise public awareness about the need for improvement in K-12 public education. She also has served in leadership roles at AT&T, Northpoint Communications and SBC Communications. She started her career as a brand manager with Ralston Purina. Christina has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Christina is a Fellow of the sixth class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.