Anjali Deshpande, Ph.D. is the Director of Mathematics at EdVestors. Prior to joining EdVestors, Anjali served as a professor of Mathematics Education at High Meadows Graduate School of Teaching and Learning located in Cambridge, MA in affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anjali got her start in education as a public middle school teacher in the South Bronx for six years and went on to serve as a secondary mathematics coach for nine years. Anjali has also worked with high school students from a variety of backgrounds as a faculty member and program designer for three NYU college preparation programs, in Abu Dhabi and New York City. Her work is focused on supporting educators in the mathematics classroom and designing teaching strategies, programs, and policies that foster the development of positive mathematics identity for all learners. Anjali holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from New York University, a master’s degree in Teaching from Pace University, and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development.