Background: Amy Chen Kulesa is a senior consultant with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice. Prior to joining Bellwether, Amy was the director of data & analytics at Boston Prep, a public charter school in Massachusetts serving students grades 6 through 12. At Boston Prep, Amy led the school's data systems, collaborated on the school's strategic plan, and supported the growth application, resulting in the Commissioner's recommendation for expansion of Boston Prep by 75%. Before Boston Prep, Amy was a consultant at Booz & Company, where she worked with Fortune 500 clients on operational strategy projects. Amy graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in Operations Research and minors in Art History and Economics. She currently resides in Boston and enjoys painting and sewing.
Why I do this work: Coming from a family of educators, my family's deep value in education led me to work at a school. Working in an urban school exposed me to the wide gaps and inequalities that still persist in our education system today. I am motivated to do this work because I am driven to improve access and equity for all students, regardless of skin color, income, or abilities, so that every child can achieve his or her full potential.