Allison Bajracharya is a strategic and values-based leader who is motivated by systems level change, equity centered transformation, and bringing big ideas to life. In the spring of 2022, Bajracharya joined America Achieves, a national nonprofit organization that incubates and supports large-scale initiatives to advance economic opportunity, mobility, and pathways to good jobs and careers – including for low-income and other underserved populations and communities, as Chief Strategy Officer.
Prior to joining America Achieves, she served as the principal and founder of AGB Consulting, where she provided strategic planning, leadership coaching, philanthropic guidance, and operational power to clients in the public education, public health, community development, workforce, and entrepreneurship fields. In her consulting practice, she grew a COVID-related startup from 10 to 1,500 employees, launched an organization to promote Black-owned businesses, coached senior leaders as they navigated the complexities of leading in a pandemic, and served as the project leader for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Technical Assistance Coalition with America Achieves.
In the first two decades of her career, Bajracharya dedicated her work to improving educational outcomes for students, particularly in under-resourced communities. She served as the Chief Operations and Strategy Officer for Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, a network of eight schools, and wore a variety of hats in the public education space including leading statewide advocacy campaigns, building organizing programs, and running for office. She started her career as a high school teacher in New Orleans with Teach for America.
Allison holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She is a Pahara Aspen Education Fellow, the Board Chair of the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, and serves as a SalivaDirect Advisory Board Member at the Yale School of Public Health. In her free time, she loves traveling, exploring new-to-her nooks in Los Angeles, and family adventures with her husband and two kids.