Tejeswara Reddy

Development & Grants Manager

As Development and Grants Manager, Tejeswara manages grants, executes proposals, and advises on strategy for the growth and sustainability of the Foundation. 

He has held roles in the Obama Administration’s Department of Education and served as an Appropriations and Budget aide to a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Representative. He is an alumnus of Teach For America (Phoenix ’12), The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs (’14-’15), the Fulbright Scholarship (Greece ’15-’16), the APAICS Congressional Fellowship (’16-’17), Leadership for Educational Equity Public Policy Fellowship (’18-’19), the New Leaders Council (’23) and McKinsey & Company Asian Executive Leadership Program (’23).

Tejeswara holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics with a minor in Environmental Science from Willamette University and an M.Ed. from Arizona State University.


What drives you to work on addressing social isolation & loneliness / fostering social connection?

I’m a first-generation American who learned English as my third language. I have lived the impact of social isolation throughout my life. Through the support of family, friends, and therapy, I have reaped the rewards of social connection. As a result, I am committed to being part of a team that wants to ensure our society is a more kind, welcoming, and just place for everyone.

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