Neeru Khosla

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Khosla speaking at TEDxNYED, an education-focused event in Manhattan in 2010.

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.

Having grown up in India and England, Khosla wanted to be a doctor. She had an aptitude for science, but the prerequisite for medicine of animal dissection pushed her to pursue microbiology instead.[1]

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 co-founded Sun Microsystems, she earned a master’s degree in molecular biology from San Jose State University. Soon, she started a job studying gene expression at Stanford University.[1] She also has a master's degree in education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.[2]

On December 15, 2008 it was announced that Neeru Khosla had been appointed to the Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board.[3] She has also been on the boards of other organizations including the American India Foundation and DonorsChoose.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Reinvention of Neeru Khosla". 2014-03-28. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Cassidy, Mike (January 22, 2012). "Cassidy: Don't bet against Neeru Khosla's idea to save our schools". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Neeru Khosla to Become Wikipedia Advisor Dec 2008
  4. ^ Meersschaert, Kate (October 8, 2012). "Profile: Neeru Khosla". New Learning Times. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 

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