Harvard Social Enterprise Conference > Leveraging Ed-tech to Move the Needle

Adam Zalisk

February 27, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Adam Zalisk

Adam’s career has focused on US education at the intersection of the public and private sectors. Currently, he leads corporate strategy at Amplify Education, one of the fastest growing companies in education technology which today serves millions students with high quality, digital-forward curriculum and assessment products. He began his career as a founding member for the education practice at Booz & Company, serving major philanthropies, state government, publishers and technology companies. Adam served on the management team at Harlem Children’s Zone, where he led innovation across the social agency’s pathbreaking pipeline of education and community development programs. Adam studied poetry at Harvard College, has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a Presidential Leadership Scholar.


Rahul Kalita

February 22, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Rahul Kalita

Rahul Kalita is a co-founder of Tutored by Teachers (TbT), a Series A funded EdTech startup with investment from GSV, A Street, and TMV. He has worked at the College Board in its corporate strategy team, was on the founding team at Amplify under former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, and was a general manager at Imagine Easy Solutions, an education technology startup acquired by Chegg. He also interned at the US Department of Education under Secretary Arne Duncan. Rahul has earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.


Eli Luberoff

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Eli Luberoff

Eli began his programming life on his TI-83 graphing calculator in elementary school, culminating with a working version of Monopoly which was destroyed when he removed the backup battery by accident. Some say this frustration was the inspiration for founding Desmos. He’s the CEO of Desmos Studio, a Public Benefit Corporation with the goal of helping everyone learn math, love math, and grow with math.


Anurupa Ganguly

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Anurupa Ganguly

Anurupa Ganguly is the Founder & CEO of Prisms. She founded Prisms to scale a new world teaching model where students learn core secondary math and science concepts spatially, physically and steeped in important real world contexts, before building up to symbolic notation. Prisms targets bottleneck topics that are often memorized in lieu of deeply understood — leading to huge gaps and drops offs over time in STEM. Anurupa and her team are transforming math education in the US by rapidly deploying the next generation of spatial computing devices across US K-12 districts, training teachers to integrate problem-driven learning with VR into core curriculum, and working with district leadership to rapidly improve joy, confidence and proficiencies in the modern math classroom. She began her career as a math & physics teacher and later served in leadership roles across the Boston Public Schools, NYC DOE, and Success Academies. She holds degrees in EECS from MIT, and an EdM from BU. Her life’s mission is to empower an equitable workforce in STEM.


Nikita Ramanujam

March 22, 2022 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Nikita Ramanujam
Nikita is a second-year MBA student at Harvard Business School. She has spent time at McKinsey & Company, Teach for America, Education Pioneers, and Accenture but her favorite role was being Ms. Ramanujam at Think College Now Elementary School in Oakland, CA, where she taught 4th grade for four years. In addition to her MBA, Nikita holds degrees from Northwestern University and Loyola Marymount University. Nikita is a firm believer that everyone is entitled to a high-quality education that empowers them to live lives that are centered in purpose and agency. She is excited to continue building equitable systems that actualizes this vision.