Suraj Patel, Chief Talent Officer, joined DC Prep in 2017. He works to ensure that DC Prep is able to attract, develop, and retain great people for our schools and Home Office. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of People Operations. Suraj joined DC Prep through The Broad Residency in Urban Education, a two-year executive development program of The Broad Foundation. Prior to DC Prep, Suraj was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on Social Impact projects and the People & Organization topic area. He has also worked with NewSchools Venture Fund (as an Education Pioneers Fellow), Chicago Public Schools, and Chicago International Charter Schools. Suraj earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.