Ash Vasudeva

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ash Vasudeva is a Senior Program Officer for the College Ready team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  He has supported the foundation’s research agenda on college readiness and instructional supports for teachers. His current work focuses on supporting school systems to implement college & career ready standards and strengthen educator effectiveness systems.

Prior to joining the foundation, Vasudeva was Co-Executive Director of Stanford University’s School Redesign Network, where he developed the LEADS network (Leadership for Equity and Accountability in Districts and Schools) which enabled superintendents and their cabinets to collaborate on systems-reforms with faculty from Stanford’s School of Education, School of Business, and School of Design (d. school).

Vasudeva taught science at Pasadena High School and entered the field through Teach for America.  He received his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.