Qiana Patterson

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

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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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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