Cher Shedd

Head of Operations

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As a first generation college graduate raised with young parents in a small town, I was instilled with the belief that access to education and the power of mentorship could unlock opportunity and transformation in people’s lives. I took every opportunity to surround myself with people infinitely smarter than me to learn from their stories and to carry them with me on the road I had set out on moving to the city and joining a startup.
I am passionate about curating learning experiences that drive outcomes and inspire action through quality instruction. Working in EdTech for five years, I started at Trilogy Education building bootcamps alongside leading universities, and I led the development and strategy of our instructional and academic operations -- turning thousands of industry experts into world class educators. Once acquired by 2U, Inc, I led the charge on creating an expanded central student support model to serve students in new ways online. I also spent four years as a mentor and program manager for GetMAGIC helping encourage young girls in STEM through project-based work.