Networking Session: Open to Board Leaders
Apr 9th, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Session: Open to All Attendees

Virtual Event

Chicago, IL

Networking Session: Open to All Attendees

Interested in connecting beyond the sessions? Join current Booth students and Neubauer Civic Scholars, Raabia Budwhani and Jason Quiara, for this interactive networking session, facilitated via Zoom breakout rooms. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with fellow On Board participants, learn about each other’s work, experiences, and passions, and build connections that will last through the remaining On Board sessions and beyond.


Raabia Budhwani

Neubauer Civic Scholar, Chicago Booth

Raabia Budhwani advises early stage social startups, nonprofits, and fund managers on strategy, board development, partnerships, and impact investing. Previously, she led the national place-based growth strategy and catalytic investment fund for Service Year Alliance. In the Obama administration, Budhwani facilitated international and philanthropic partnerships for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, led an interagency innovation team to pilot the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative engagement in Macon, Georgia, and invested in entrepreneurship and job creation in the Middle East for the U.S. Department of State. She started her career serving with the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan and with AmeriCorps through HandsOn Atlanta. Budhwani earned master’s degrees in urban planning and public administration from USC and a bachelor’s degree from Emory, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Chicago Booth as a Neubauer Civic Scholar.

Jason Quiara

Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer, ConnectED

Jason Quiara is chief strategy and partnerships officer at ConnectED. Before coming to ConnectED, Jason was a senior program officer for the Education and Economic Mobility Program at the Joyce Foundation, where he led a national college- and career-readiness investment strategy and managed the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership. Before Joyce, Jason worked at Jobs for the Future (JFF) - where he led a national policy initiative to expand Early College High Schools and dual enrollment programs across the country - and at the New England Board of Higher Education. Quiara earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently an MBA candidate and Neubauer Civic Scholar at Chicago Booth.