Ann Nkiruka Ifekwunigwe is a doctoral student and presidential fellow in the Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
Before attending Harvard, Ann Nkiruka Ifekwunigwe taught elementary school for 14 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Ifekwunigwe is a National Board–certified teacher and was the co-director of the UCLA National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Project from 2001 to 2005. Ann Nkiruka Ifekwunigwe has been a scholar at the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and a member of the Board of Directors of EdSource.
Until 2004, Ann Nkiruka Ifekwunigwe was the Los Angeles Basin membership coordinator and an executive board member for the California Alliance of African American Educators. From 1999 to 2000, she worked in the United States Senate as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Ann Nkiruka Ifekwunigwe holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from the University of California, Riverside; a master’s degree in education from UCLA; a master’s degree in education administration from Pepperdine University; a master’s degree in education policy management from Harvard University; and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.