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A proud product of New York City public schools, Ian Rowe is a social entrepreneur who has worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, to effect positive change in the lives of young people worldwide. As chief executive officer of Public Preparatory Network, he provides strategic direction for the network of Girls Prep and Boys Prep single-sex elementary and middle public schools. Prior to Public Prep, Ian was the deputy director of postsecondary success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he worked to increase college completion rates among low income young adults. Before Gates, Ian was senior vice president at MTV where he led global and domestic campaigns, which used the power of media and popular culture to motivate young people to vote, and succeed in college. Prior to MTV, Ian was the director of strategy and performance measurement at The White House USA Freedom Corps office which formed after September 11 to encourage every American to make a lifetime commitment to service. Ian joined Teach For America in its early days. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical HS, received a BS in computer science engineering from Cornell University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an Echoing Green Fellow and a Harvard Initiative for Social Enterprise Fellow. Ian is a member of the board of directors of Spence-Chapin; a founding board member of the NYC Special Education Collaborative; a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Visiting Committee; and a founding board member of Malaria No More. He is a Fellow of the 18th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.