Aneesha Badrinarayan

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Director, Special Projects & Initiatives

Aneesha Badrinarayan joined the Achieve staff in 2014 and serves as the Director for Special Projects & Initiatives. She provides support for the implementation efforts surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards, with a particular emphasis on supporting states and districts with the development and use of high-quality assessment systems.

Before joining Achieve, Aneesha was the Outreach Program manager at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this capacity, she developed and implemented inquiry-based science curriculum for K-8thgrade audiences in an effort to improve science education practices throughout the state of Michigan.

A behavioral neuroscientist by training, Aneesha first discovered her passion for education as a science tutor and volunteer with 826michigan. Aneesha received her B.A. in biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her M.S. in neuroscience at the University of Michigan, where she served as a Rackham Regents Fellow and a Ruth L. Kirchstein Graduate Research Fellow through the National Institute for Mental Health.


Phone: (202) 419-1545