Aviva Rosman

Guest Blogger

Co-founder, BallotReady

Chicago, Illinois

Aviva Rosman is the COO and co-founder of BallotReady, an award-winning voter guide to every race and referendum on the ballot. Started in 2015 with support from the National Science Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, BallotReady makes it easy for voters to vote informed on their entire ballot.

Aviva grew up working on campaigns at all levels, including her own successful run for local office. She began her career teaching high school math and leading the special education department as a corps member with Teach For America and has a background in policy, government and management consulting.

Aviva has been named one of Chicago Crain’s 20 in their 20s, Pacific Standard’s 30 Thinkers Under 30, WeWork’s Young Innovators, and was honored with the 2017 Midwest Women in Tech Award for Social Impact. She serves as a mentor at 1871 and lectures on entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Harris School. Aviva has a BA and masters’ from the University of Chicago, both in public policy.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2019

Don’t Like Who’s on the School Board Ballot? Run.

With headlines dominated by news of 2020 presidential candidates, it’s easy to forget that there are elections happening across the…

By Aviva Rosman, Lea Crusey

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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