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April Chou most recently served as the Interim Head of Education and a Senior Advisor for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Previously, she was the Chief Growth and Operating Officer of KIPP Bay Area Schools, where she partnered with families and local communities to create high quality schools. April was also a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, responsible for supporting the community of education entrepreneurs working to address opportunity gaps for students. Prior to making a career switch, she advised clients with McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC, Beijing, and San Francisco.
April was the founding board chair of Students for Education Reform and has chaired Princeton University's Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees. She is an alumna of Leadership San Francisco and a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. April received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and has both a MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford University. April lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two sons.