Ash Vasudeva is vice president of strategic initiatives at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching where he oversees the foundation’s policy and communications efforts to build the field’s capacity for improvement research and networked improvement communities. Prior to joining Carnegie, Vasudeva was a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he focused on supporting school systems to implement college- and career-ready standards and strengthen educator effectiveness systems. Previously, Vasudeva was co-executive director of Stanford University’s School Redesign Network, where he developed LEADS (Leadership for Equity and Accountability in Districts and Schools), which enabled superintendents and their cabinets to collaborate on systems-reforms with faculty from Stanford’s School of Education, School of Business, and School of Design. Vasudeva’s prior experience includes teaching science at Pasadena High School; director of research for the Galef Institute; and senior research associate for WestEd. He received his B.S. in history (with honors) from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.