Qiana Patterson

Qiana

CEO, New Global Citizens

Los Angeles, California

Qiana Patterson is chief executive officer of New Global Citizens. As a former teacher, middle school administrator and education technology company manager, she brings a unique perspective of working with students, teachers and private industry innovators to nurture global citizens both inside and outside of the classroom.

Prior to joining New Global Citizens, Qiana was the chief operations officer of Edlio, Inc., a Los Angeles based educational software platform provider. In that role, she interacted with teachers, school administrators, software developers and business development professionals to find custom content management solutions for K-12 schools and districts.

Qiana holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Washington.

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Posted July 7, 2015
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Want Our Kids to Be Globally Competitive? Teach Them to Think Globally

If we expect students to compete against their peers around the world, we have to provide them with an education…

By Qiana Patterson

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