Founder & CEO
Marcia Aaron was the founding Board Chair of KIPP SoCal and the Board Chair of KIPP Academy of Opportunity, prior to becoming the founding Executive Director of KIPP SoCal. She was named Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Previously, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Pacific Growth Equities, and as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Montgomery Securities. She is currently a member of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees, the Board Chair of the LA Coalition for Excellent Public Schools and a board member of Ednovate, Inc., a Los Angeles Charter Management Organization. She also serves as the Charter Management Organizational representative on the California Charter Schools Association Member Council, and on the Los Angeles Advisory Council. Ms. Aaron is a Pahara Aspen Institute Fellow. Ms. Aaron previously served as a member of the University of Oregon Alumni Center Campaign Committee and on the board of All Stars Helping Kids’ as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon Foundation, the University of Oregon Journalism Advancement Council and the University of Oregon College of Education Advancement Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oregon.