Education Pioneers

Vidya Sundaram

Vidya Sundaram

Education: MBA/MPP University of California at Los Angeles
Fellowship Placement: GreatSchools
2005 Bay Area Cohort


Vidya Sundaram joined Education Pioneers in the Bay Area in the summer of 2005. Vidya worked with GreatSchools, where she performed a competitive analysis and created a prospect list for the organization’s revenue generating products. She also researched and made recommendations for GreatSchool’s international expansion strategy. Finally, she identified partnership opportunities for low-income parent outreach.

Vidya began her career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. At E-Stamp, she helped develop the first software application to allow users to print postage at home. Vidya has also worked for Xtime, where she led project teams to create resource scheduling software for Fortune 500 companies. Recently, Vidya created an online community for South Asian immigrants called Two Roots Teens Fellows where teens can learn about and discuss cultural, political, and social issues.