Mukta Pandit

Guest Blogger

President, Safal Partners Inc.

Houston, Texas

Mukta Pandit is president of Safal Partners Inc., one of the premier education consulting firms in the nation. She has led multiple engagements with federal, state, foundation and non-profit clients including the U.S. Department of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Texas Education Agency, and Houston Independent School District. Mukta is currently serving as project director for the National Charter School Resource Center.

Prior to founding Safal, Mukta was with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for five years, where she led the foundation’s expansion efforts in U.S. education and launched international giving in India and Africa. Prior to MSDF, Mukta was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. Prior to McKinsey, Mukta served extensively in Information Technology.

Mukta holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where she graduated in the Top 5% of her class as a Palmer Scholar. She lives in Houston, Texas and is a proud mother of twin girls.

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Posted Aug. 9, 2016

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In the debate about charter school discipline, the voices of people who work in charter schools deserve more attention. Many…

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