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Aylin Bell

Aylin Bell is the Director of Strategy at WestEd. She supports WestEd’s CEO in developing and implementing the agency’s strategic plan.

Previously at WestEd, Bell served as the Director of Program Services, where she focused on assessing and improving the quality and impact of WestEd projects, and facilitating cross-program learning and collaboration across the agency.

In addition, as the agency’s Senior Manager of Business Development, Bell led the development of major proposals, pursued new partnerships, and supported the growth of WestEd’s direct services to schools and districts.

Prior to joining WestEd in 2006, Bell was the Chief Operating Officer at a KIPP charter middle school in San Jose, CA. She managed all aspects of the school’s finance and operations, met the school’s fundraising goals, and wrote the business plan for the KIPP San Jose high school.

Previously, Bell worked as an organizational development consultant at Intellinex, a learning venture of Ernst&Young LLP, where she designed and implemented large-scale leadership development programs for Fortune 500 companies.

Bell received a BA in psychology from Cornell University; an MA in international educational development from Columbia University, Teachers College; and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Haas Merit Scholar.