Neeru Khosla

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Neeru Khosla is the Co-Founder and Chair of the non-profit CK12 Foundation The California-based nonprofit’s mission is to produce free and open-source K-12 materials, aligned to state curriculum standards and customized to meet student and teacher needs in the US and worldwide.

Grown up in India and England, Khosla wanted to be a doctor.Aptitude for science wasn’t a problem, but one prerequisite for medicine — animal dissection — was a deal-breaker that pushed her to pursue microbiology instead.

Neeru focused her studies in India on science and moved to the U.S. shortly after marrying Vinod Khosla in 1980. Around the time he was founding Sun Microsystems, she was earning a master’s degree in molecular biology from San Jose State University. Soon, she landed a job studying gene expression at Stanford University.[1] She has a master's degree in molecular biology from San Jose State University and a master's degree in education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is married to Vinod Khosla Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems.

On December 15, 2008 it was announced that Neeru Khosla had been appointed to the Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board.[2]


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