Program Profiles
Becca Velasco

Education
B.A., Stanford University, American Studies
M.P.P., University of Southern California

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Resident Organization
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Resident Title
Senior Manager of Strategy & Growth

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Previous Organization
California Charter Schools Association

The Broad Residency 2019-2021


Attending private Catholic schools K-12 while my mom worked for over 30 years as a teacher in a very high-need area of Los Angeles, I learned early that all educational experiences and outcomes are not equal, and that I benefited from access to supports and resources that my mom’s students did not have. That we as a society accept a public education system that we wouldn’t accept for our own kids is nothing short of enraging – and it’s the reason why I choose to dedicate my career to work toward a future in which students across the country, regardless of their parents’ background or zip code, have access to high-quality education in their communities.

Rebecca (Becca) Velasco is the senior manager of strategy and growth at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, where she is leading an organization-wide effort to document the Partnership’s approach to school transformation in order to share it with school systems across the country. In tandem with this effort, she also oversees the Partnership’s growth strategy. Before joining The Broad Residency, Becca was a senior director of special projects at the California Charter Schools Association, where she managed the creation of data and operational systems to implement the association’s school development strategy. Prior to that, she was a Program Manager at Spark, a national non-profit middle school career exploration program where she was a founding Los Angeles team member before going on to lead the organization’s program in Oakland. Rebecca volunteers with Girls on the Run Los Angeles and MOSTe, a college-access mentoring and empowerment program for girls from under-resourced communities in Los Angeles. She received a master’s of public policy from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s in American Studies from Stanford University.

Education
B.A., Stanford University, American Studies
M.P.P., University of Southern California

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Resident Organization
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Resident Title
Senior Manager of Strategy & Growth

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Previous Organization
California Charter Schools Association