Aneesh Sohoni

Aneesh Sohoni

Aneesh is Chief Executive Officer at One Million Degrees (OMD), an organization that focuses on supporting community college students with life, school, and career. Aneesh is the child of immigrants and works in education because of the meaningful role access to educational opportunity played in his family’s life. He started as a high school English teacher. It was his experience working with his students that brought to life for Aneesh the limitless potential of students and the need to ensure all students had access to opportunities to meet their potential. Since leaving the classroom, Aneesh has worked in the public and non-profit sector supporting education reform efforts in Tennessee, Camden, Boston, and Chicago. Most recently, Aneesh served as the Executive Director for Teach For America in Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana for nearly six years. Aneesh was previously named to Forbes 30 under 30 for education, is a Pahara Fellow, 2019 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, and serves on the board of Teach For India – U.S. Aneesh has shared his expertise at numerous conferences, including at SXSW EDU and ASU-GSV Summit.

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