Meet the Ratio 21 Team!

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Amol Sarva
Amol Sarva
Co-Founder

Amol Sarva teaches entrepreneurship at Columbia University and has cofounded startups including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience, Knotel, and Popular Change. He studied cognitive science for his Ph.D. at Stanford with an undergraduate degree from Columbia. He is a backer, advisor, and mentor at 50+ companies

Akash Kapur
Akash Kapur
Co-Founder

Akash is the co-founder of Castle Bay Associates, a tech incubator funded by Bloomberg Beta, and several other startups, including an online tutoring company. He is a former high school teacher and is a founding member of the Academic Advisory Council at Krea University, a new university in India seeking to reimagine the liberal arts. He has a doctorate in Law from Oxford University and an undergraduate degree from Harvard. He is the author of several award-winning and bestselling books, and a former columnist for the New York Times.

Dr. Julia Raiskin
Dr. Julia Raiskin
Program Lead

Dr. Raiskin is the Asia Pacific Head of Markets at Citigroup, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. In her 25-year career, she has also worked at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers across a range of roles and specialties. She is a strong advocate for the role of women and greater diversity in banking. Dr. Raiskin completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and has a doctorate in law from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Pamela Peters
Dr. Pamela Peters
Program Lead

Dr. Pamela Peters is an OB-GYN (obstetrician-gynecologist) currently completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. As a pre-med, she studied neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. She received a scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before completing her residency at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Lisa Friscia
Lisa Friscia
Program Director

Lisa is a talent and educational consultant. Throughout her 20 years in education,  been a history teacher, a founding high school principal, and a Chief People Officer. She has helped to launch schools, train teachers, and developed leadership pipeline development programs. Her passions sit at the intersection of talent, equity, access and social impact. She's incredibly excited to be a part of the Ratio 21 team.

Dani Aceituno
Dani Aceituno
Director of Marketing

Dani has spent the past ten years working in edtech marketing with companies such as Nerdwallet and Magoosh Test Prep. She loves growth and product marketing and is passionate about helping startups increase access to high-quality education

George Cigale
George Cigale
Advisor

Founder of Tutor.com. President and CEO of Littera Education.

John Katzman
John Katzman
Advisor

Founder of Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle Partners. Edtech pioneer.

Megan Palevich
Megan Palevich
Advisor

Head of School, Laurel Springs (former), online education innovator, former school teacher and administrator

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