Program Profiles
Lige Shao

Lige Shao
Current Title
Vice President, Strategy
Current Organization
Rocketship Public Schools
Education
B.A., Stanford University, International Relations
M.A., Stanford University, East Asian Studies

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Resident Organization
Rocketship Education
Resident Title
Director, Strategy and Scalability

Pre-Program Information


Previous Organization
McKinsey and Company

The Broad Residency 2014-2016


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela. _x000D_ _x000D_ Growing up in New York City trained me to be sensitive to race and class -- issues that are close to my heart. My experiences in Newark, Oakland and Washington, D.C., helped me understand some of the challenges that schools regularly grapple with. I witnessed an executive team nearly torn apart by lack of communication and racial tension. I saw the local community protest the entrance of a well-meaning, but outsider, organization. At the school sites, I interviewed teachers and leaders who felt increasingly alienated and overwhelmed by the ambitions of headquarters. As a Broad Resident, I hope to leverage my skills and experiences to break the cycles of power and privilege.

As a Broad Resident, Lige Shao worked with Rocketship Education as Director, Strategy and Scalability.

Current Title
Vice President, Strategy
Current Organization
Rocketship Public Schools
Education
B.A., Stanford University, International Relations
M.A., Stanford University, East Asian Studies

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Resident Organization
Rocketship Education
Resident Title
Director, Strategy and Scalability

Pre-Program Information


Previous Organization
McKinsey and Company