Allison Bajracharya’s career has been motivated by social justice and a vision to ensure all students have access to great public schools. Most recently, Allison was the Chief Operations and Strategy Officer for Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, an organization serving 3600 students across eight schools in the MacArthur Park neighborhood – one of the most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Bajracharya had overall strategic and operational responsibility for all CNCA operational, programmatic, and advancement departments, overseeing the organization's fundraising, facilities, IT, compliance, knowledge management, parent engagement, mental health, alumni support, student services, experiential education, advocacy and communications work.
Before joining the Camino team, she was the founding California State Executive Director of Murmuration, a startup organization dedicated to civic engagement and sustainable policy change in public schools.
Prior to joining Murmuration, Allison worked at the California Charter Schools Association for 5 years. There, she wore many hats, growing from the Managing Regional Director of Advocacy to the Senior Vice President of Statewide Advocacy and then building out a new team as the Senior Vice President of Organizing. In her work at CCSA, she fought to expand the number of high quality public school options serving predominantly African American and Latino students in low income communities, and she advocated to increase accountability and decrease barriers to serving special needs students.
Allison began her career as a Teach for America teacher in New Orleans, teaching high school English and science at Marion Abramson Senior High School, the largest public school in the city. She then pursued her Master's in Public Policy and leveraged her policy experience working for LAUSD School Board Member Marlene Canter and then Teach for America Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College, where she was an environmental policy major, and her Master’s in Public Policy from USC.
She resides in Los Angeles, with her husband Oliver and their two children. She is the Chair of the Silverlake Jewish Community Center board, and a board member of STEM Preparatory Schools and United Parents and Students. In her free time, Allison enjoys family adventures near and far.