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Chike Aguh

Chike Aguh

Head of Economic Mobility Pathways, Education Design Lab
Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Venture Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

Headshot: Chike AguhChike Aguh serves as the Head of Economic Mobility Pathways at Education Design Lab, Venture Partner at New Markets Venture Partners, and is the Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights. Prior, he was Principal of the McChrystal Group. He was the CEO of EveryoneOn, a national non-profit dedicated to closing the digital divide. As the son of immigrants from Nigeria whose lives were changed by America’s opportunities, Aguh has spent his career ensuring that all Americans have access to the same. Previously, he worked as an education policy official under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a second grade teacher and Teach For America corps member, a Fulbright Scholar in Thailand, and a Director of Corporate Strategy at the Advisory Board Company. Aguh has also worked with the Massachusetts Secretary of Education, US Department of Education, McKinsey & Company, and the federal government's Performance Improvement Council.

Aguh holds degrees from Tufts University (B.A.), the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M), the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA), and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (MBA). He is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, 2017 Wharton 40 under 40 honoree, term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, NationSwell Council Member, board member at Code In The Schools, member of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Alumni Board of Directors, and 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County. He has spoken at venues such as the White House, SXSWEdu, Code For America and Github Universe; and been featured in or interviewed by CNN, Forbes, US News and World Report, Wired Magazine and Fast Company. He lives in Beltsville, MD with his wife, Crystal and son, Kelechi. They are members of Zion Church in Landover, MD.