Nirvani Budhram, Director of Partnerships

Prior to joining World Savvy, Nirvani worked as a Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation managing a diverse portfolio supporting innovation in K-12 education. She has consulted with states, districts, and school networks on the design of innovative and personalized blended learning schools and was an executive at Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound where she managed strategic programmatic and organizational growth. Nirvani was part of the start-up team of the Grow Network,  whose mission was to transform assessment results into instructional tools for teachers, principals, and parents. 

Nirvani began her career teaching English Language Arts in an East Brooklyn high school and is a proud alumna of the NYC public school system. At The Fund, Nirvani managed a broad portfolio of grant initiatives, served as a liaison between funders and the NYC Department of Education, and managed special projects focused on organizational management and strategic growth.