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Mieka Wick brings more than 15 years of philanthropic, policy, research, and private sector experience to her role as the executive director of CityBridge Foundation. She joined CityBridge in 2007 to develop public-private partnerships in K-12 education reform in Washington, D.C. By giving philanthropists and business leaders direct interactions with the public school system, charter schools, and other local reform efforts, CityBridge aims to build a team of local stewards in support of long-term, sustainable education reform in the District. In 2010, Mieka became Executive Director, driving the Foundation's strategy to build a system of transformational schools for all kids in Washington, D.C. Mieka began her career in education working with Professor Howard Gardner at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Upon meeting Massachusetts' Commissioner of Education David Driscoll, she joined his team to build the first-ever Office of Teacher Quality for the State of Massachusetts. She then joined the founding team at New Profit Inc., a Boston-based venture philanthropy fund, where she served as investor relations manager. After completing her MBA, she spent two years at Reebok International working on the merger of the Reebok brand with The Adidas Group. Mieka holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Babson University. She chairs the board for the DC Scholars Public Charter School, and is also a founding board member of DC School Reform Now. Mieka is a member of Leadership Greater Washington's Class of 2012. Mieka and her husband, David, live in Washington, D.C. with their two children. She is a Fellow of the 10th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.