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Carrie Chimerine Irvin has devoted her career to addressing the inequities in public education by improving educational opportunities for students in underserved communities. In 2010, she co-founded Charter Board Partners, a nonprofit working to strengthen charter school governance in order to improve the quality of public education options. As President, Carrie oversees CBP's work to recruit board members, raise awareness of the importance of strong governance, and help boards govern more effectively. In 2013, Carrie delivered a TEDx talk about Charter Board Partners' innovative work. Prior to founding CBP, Carrie was a consultant for Education Resource Strategies, a nonprofit that works with urban districts to help them redirect resources to improve student achievement. Earlier in her career, she served as Director of Strategy and Evaluation at New American Schools, and taught eighth grade at the American School in Japan. She currently serves on the Georgetown University Child Mental Health Advisory Board, working with Georgetown faculty to increase access to high-quality mental health care for children in underserved communities. Carrie holds a B.A. from Brown University and a Master's degree in Education Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two teenage daughters, Molly and Elizabeth. She is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.