City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Education
Kshitija Pardeshi currently serves as a Policy Assistant in the Mayor’s Office of Education where her primary role is to support the office’s efforts to inform and influence policy decisions within city agencies and the School District. Her policy interests are concentrated on improving educational outcomes for opportunity youth through high quality out-of-school initiatives, extended learning opportunities, and alternative pathways. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education with a Masters of Science in Education Policy. Her passion for education policy stemmed from her City Year experience where she served as a Corps Member at an at-risk middle school in San Jose, California.