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Lynzi Ziegenhagen is founder and chief executive officer of Schoolzilla, a public benefit corporation whose mission is to enable people to use data to run great schools for students, especially students from underserved communities. Based in Oakland, California, Schoolzilla grew out of the team and technology Lynzi developed over five years at Aspire Public Schools, a nonprofit charter management organization. Prior to serving as vice president of technology at Aspire, Lynzi ran her own technology consulting business for nonprofit organizations, led product management at a 40 person mobile software startup and served as technology program manager for the Children's Partnership. Lynzi earned her bachelor's degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University and her master's degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School. She is a Fellow of the 17th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Two notable personal notes -- Lynzi's husband and two sons are all "tocayos" (i.e. name-twins), and Lynzi is bald due to a harmless condition called alopecia.