The Broad Residency Class of 2016-2018
Placement Organization: District of Columbia (Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education), Senior Advisor for Equity and Opportunity
Pre-Residency: DC's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis
“I'm inspired by public education's ability to empower and equalize and, by the same token, deeply concerned by its history of oppressing and maintaining the status quo. I'm committed to figuring out how we build on what we've learned from considerable experience with public education without either perpetuating the unjust structures of our past or failing to build the new systems and structures needed to meet the changing demands of our children's futures.”
Aurora Steinle is senior advisor for equity and opportunity in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) in Washington, D.C. In this role, she is responsible for setting the DME's strategic direction in areas including student attendance, assessment, accountability, STEM education and out-of-school-time learning. Prior to joining The Broad Residency, she served as senior advisor and counsel to the chief of staff in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), where she was ultimately responsible for managing high-level projects and special assignments regarding labor-management collaboration, assessment practices, teacher leadership, educator recruitment and retention, administrative law and other initiatives for the Secretary. Aurora joined the Department of Education in 2010 as a Presidential Management fellow and had the opportunity to complete details with the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Senate HELP Committee. Aurora earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy-neuroscience-psychology, her master's degree in social work, and her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.