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Lynn Liao, Chief of Staff

Lynn Liao, Chief of Staff, is responsible for organizational strategy and cross-functional projects to set the strategic vision and operations plans of the organization. Prior to this role, Lynn served as Chief Talent and Strategy Officer.

Lynn joins Rocketship from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems where she co-founded and led the growth of The Broad Residency, a national program to attract and support emerging business leaders to join urban school systems. Under her leadership, the program graduated over 200 Residents, 90% who remain in K-12 education. She most recently served as managing director of network services. The goal of network services is to strengthen and leverage the power of the Broad Center’s network of participants and graduates through career services and connecting network members to facilitate knowledge sharing and advance reforms.

Prior to joining The Broad Center, Lynn served as a director at The Broad Foundation and was responsible for the Foundation’s portfolio of investments in district and national principal leadership programs. She also served as the Foundation’s liaison with districts including New York City, San Diego and Philadelphia supporting their work on district redesign and restructuring.

Lynn earned her BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master in Education & Master in Business from Stanford University.