Alumnae Spotlight – April 2017

April’s Alumnae Spotlight highlights what one of our very own Founders, Hirva Raj, has been up to!

What are you doing today and how did joining Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. prepare you for this?

I am the Vice President of Educational Partnerships for Elevate K-12. Kappa Phi Gamma provided me with the networking skills needed to be successful in my current field.

What are your biggest challenges and struggles?

Finding time to do things that I want and need to do is always difficult. Being a working mom of two and a very active person in general, there is just not enough time in my day to do it all and do it well.

What is your favorite part of your position/career/field?

I love working with educators and impacting education. I wake up everyday to help students to bridge gaps and provide quality instruction, regardless of their zip code. I can’t imagine working in any other field than Ed Tech.

What is your work/life balance?
I am an avid cyclist. I also swim, run, and sign up for many events throughout the year to train for. Exercise and training help be balance being a wife, mother, and working full-time.

What do you perceive are the benefits of joining Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.?
Providing a life-time network of very smart and lovely women. Women to help women mentally, professionally, and physically. It is a blessing to have a place to go for that kind of love and support forever.

What advice do you have for women that are attempting to follow your career path?

Educational consulting is a field within the education industry. We work directly with K-12 school districts to provide impact to student and student achievement. Passion is key.

Why did you choose to start working at this Business/Company?

I work for an amazing CEO at Elevate K-12, who has vision. That is important. You must work for someone with a vision and cares about the impact versus the bottom line. Once you find that, you have found a dream job.

How do you measure your success?
I measure my success by showing improvement in my district’s student test scores, attendance, or accountability of program implementation.