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About Reshma Patel

Reshma Patel has a deep interest in improving the access to and quality of education for underserved communities in developing nations. She brings a wealth of experience from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to her role at Impact Network. Prior to joining Impact Network, Reshma Patel worked at MDRC, a non-profit, non-partisan social policy research firm, dedicated to finding solutions to improve the lives of low-income communities. In this role, she served as the project and data manager for a $30 million multi-college evaluation of performance-based scholarships in postsecondary institutions, and the project director for a study of a large microfinance program serving low-income women in New York City. Prior to MDRC, she was a pension risk analyst at Morgan Stanley, and an actuarial associate at Towers Perrin. In addition, she has worked abroad on multiple occasions, concentrating her time and efforts in South Africa and various villages within Gujarat, India. Reshma has a Bachelor of Math from the University of Waterloo and she is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Latest Posts | By Reshma Patel
Remembering Edward: Think Big, Have Joy, and Be Better
2 years ago

Remembering Edward: Think Big, Have Joy, and Be Better

Last month, our team lost one of its most beloved and dedicated members – our Operations Manager, Edward Mwale.

I met Edward back in 2013 when he was first hired. …
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5 Ways for Non-Profits to Work With Volunteers Effectively
2 years ago

5 Ways for Non-Profits to Work With Volunteers Effectively

Most non-profits – large and small alike – use volunteers in some capacity.  As they should! Volunteers can make vital contributions to the mission, provide incredible energy to the organization, …
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Why Gender Equality Is A Conversation For Every Classroom
2 years ago

Why Gender Equality Is A Conversation For Every Classroom

According to UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation in 2012, while there are 62 million girls out of school around the world, there are still also 59 million boys out of …
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Will Technology Replace Our Teachers?
2 years ago

Will Technology Replace Our Teachers?

The rapid decline of technology costs and the strong push for it to be included in the modern classroom has rekindled a decades-old debate: Will technology replace teachers?

At Impact …
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Think Global And Act Local. 4 Reasons to Hire Locally
2 years ago

Think Global And Act Local. 4 Reasons to Hire Locally

Impact Network has been working with rural schools in Zambia for over five years. We take care of everything that a school needs to operate – providing school supplies, hiring …
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Active Learning for a Global Education
2 years ago

Active Learning for a Global Education

In 2009, Impact Network began building schools in rural Zambia to bring educational access to out-of-school children. By 2011, we had built 5 schools that we handed …
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