Keith Calix is pursuing an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Keith’s upbringing and social sector experience fuel his passion to transform economic and educational opportunities in underrepresented communities. After earning his undergraduate degree in international relations with honors from Stanford University, Keith advanced his understanding of the policies that can improve learning outcomes for all children at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. At Casey, he assisted in the strategic management of the national Kids Count program and co-led the grantee selection process in Missouri and Puerto Rico.
As a Program Manager and Chief of Staff at the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, Keith designed philanthropy education materials and managed grantmaking to strengthen inclusivity and opportunity for underrepresented populations in the technology sector. Keith continued his career in mission-driven work as a teacher and teacher leader at E.L. Haynes High School in Washington, DC. At Haynes, he spearheaded his team’s family engagement for Spanish-speaking families and pandemic relief response efforts. In 2021, he was selected as a mayoral appointee to DC’s Education Research-Practice Partnership (RPP), where he partnered with education leaders to inform DC’s education agenda to improve learning outcomes for the city’s most vulnerable students.
He is eager to develop a new modus operandi for education investment that advances the learning and employment outcomes of underserved youth and families.