Heejae Lim

Founder and CEO, TalkingPoints

United States

Heejae Lim is Founder and Executive Director of TalkingPoints. Previously, Heejae worked on education reform to drive data-driven decision making system for public schools in the Middle East, and served as chief of staff to a special advisor to the Secretary of Education in the UK. Heejae also worked with Aspire Public Schools in developing the Aspire Teacher Residency program (now Alder Education). As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, she advised the Gates Foundation and Teach First UK. Heejae is graduate of Oxford, LSE and has an MBA from Stanford Business School where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and has been recognized as an Echoing Green Fellow, Stanford Social Innovation Fellow, Ashoka Changemaker and Forbes 30 under 30 to change education. Having grown up as a Korean immigrant, English Language Learner student herself, Heejae is passionate about driving student outcomes for the underserved student population through innovation.


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