Anu has more than 25 years of leadership experience in international development and administration across public sector and not-for-profit organizations. Deeply versed with the college admission process, she helps families plan and strategize the application process to best achieve their highest education goals. She works closely with students to realize their potential through reflection and self-discovery, which is a key component in the application strategy.
For the past several years, she has been a keen contributor to the public school education system in the greater Seattle area and very cognizant of the transitional journey of immigrant families in the US. She continues to design and lead workshops on culture and identity in Seattle area schools, and has served as community advisory member for exhibits on Race and South Asian, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle and the Equity and Diversity Committee, Northshore School District, WA. Previously, Anu was Executive Director of Chaya, a Seattle based nonprofit where she led initiatives to support immigrant families. Before relocating to the US, she served in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in multiple leadership positions in the Ministry of Finance and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. As CEO of the Andhra Pradesh Women’s Finance Corporation, she developed her passion for inclusive development.
Anu has a Masters in Public Administration (MPA), University of Washington, Seattle. She is a post-graduate in History from Delhi University and an M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.