April Chou is an independent advisor, consultant, and coach who has built and led high performing teams and organizations in both education and philanthropy. Previously, she served as the Interim Head of Education and Vice President for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where she oversaw the education program and its philanthropic investments. April was the Chief Growth and Operating Officer of KIPP Bay Area Schools, where she partnered with families and local communities to create and support high quality schools. She was also a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, focused on investing in education entrepreneurs to address opportunity gaps for students. Earlier in her career, she advised clients with McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC, Beijing, and San Francisco.
April currently serves on the board of Promise54. She was the founding board chair of Students for Education Reform and has chaired Princeton University’s Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees. She is an alumna of Leadership San Francisco, a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, and a moderator for the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network and Executive Leadership Seminars. April received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and has both a MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two sons.