Rahim Rajan

Deputy Director
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As a member of the Postsecondary Success strategy leadership team, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, I lead and manage a team of Program Officers focused on innovating and scaling high impact solutions in higher education (e.g. high quality digital learning, developmental education, technology enabled advising and integrated advising) to dramatically close equity gaps and accelerate the positive transformation of colleges and universities. I work with an array of exceptional colleagues and partners to help ensure that low-income students and students of color succeed in their postsecondary education and receive high-quality credentials that further lead to both improved social mobility and career success.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, I helped launch and grow not-for-profit technology organizations in New York City, created by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These organizations (JSTOR, ITHAKA) continue to transform libraries and universities around the world.

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