Neeru Khosla is a firm believer in the power of education. Neeru is the co-founder and Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit organization launched in 2006 that aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market, both here and abroad. She also is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the D-School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) at Stanford University, and is a member of the committee to expand the program. Neeru wants the rigor and accountability of for-profit models to apply to non-profits. She serves as a member of the board at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, where she has served since 1997; the school caters to gifted and talented students, and is internationally recognized. Neeru is also on the advisory board of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with accelerating social and economic change in India. Neera previously served as a trustee of the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and Connexions, a Rice University open-source project. Neeru’s commitment to education is evidenced by her role on the National Advisory Board for DonorsChoose, an organization dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials in U.S. public schools. Neeru holds a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University and San Jose State, a master’s degree in molecular biology from San Jose State, and a master’s in education from Stanford University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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