Arun Ramanathan is the chief executive officer of Pivot Learning. Pivot Learning, an Oakland-based nonprofit, works with high-needs school districts across the country to develop solutions to educational equity problems, helping to ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and career. Prior to joining Pivot, Ramanathan served as the executive director of the Education Trust–West and as chief student services officer in the San Diego Unified School District. He began his career as a special education teacher and paraprofessional. Ramanathan received his PhD in administration, policy, and social planning from Harvard Graduate School of Education.