Sujata Bhat is the Senior Manager on the Public Engagement team at Education Forward DC, a grantmaking organization focused on increasing access to high-quality school options across DC for all students and families, particularly those who have been historically underserved. Sujata was previously an Associate Partner in NewSchools Venture Fund’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining NewSchools, she was the founding Executive Director of My School DC, the common application and lottery system for district and public charter schools in DC. In its first year of operation, My School DC collected application from more than 22,000 students for approximately 200 schools. She also served as the Director of Operations at DC Prep, a high-performing charter network in DC. Sujata holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Human Development from the University of Chicago and a Master of Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.