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Allison Bajracharya is the chief operations and strategy officer at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA). CNCA is a network of six K-12 high-performing public charter schools and one preschool that serves 3,600 students in the MacArthur Park community of Los Angeles. Allison oversees fundraising, communications, programs, parent engagement, alumni support, and operations. In her first year, she increased philanthropic giving for programs and general operations by 70 percent, and led the organization’s redesign work, culminating in a new organizational structure and updated organizational values.
Before joining Camino Nuevo in 2016, Allison was the founding California state executive director of Murmuration, a startup organization that integrates education policy, community organizing, and data. Prior to that, Allison worked at the California Charter Schools Association, where she led Los Angeles charter school operators through a contentious Public School Choice campaign yielding 15,000 new high quality seats. She then headed statewide regional advocacy work, and built the community organizing team in senior vice president roles there. Allison’s professional experiences also include district strategy at Teach for America, community affairs for former LAUSD School Board Member Marlene Canter, and teaching as a Teach for America high school teacher in New Orleans.
Allison received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and her master’s in public policy from the University of Southern California. She is a board member of the Silver Lake Jewish Community Center, the STEM Preparatory Schools, and United Parents and Students. In her free time, Allison enjoys family adventures with her two children and husband. She is a Fellow of the 21st class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.