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Tyra Mariani was poised to ascend the corporate ladder. She was equipped with a degree in marketing from Howard University, an M.B.A. from Stanford and experience at Kraft Foods, McKinsey & Company and Ethcentric, an Internet-based marketing agency focused on different ethnic markets. In her quest for a fulfilling career, however, Mariani sought more.
To effect change on a greater level, Mariani became a Broad Resident in 2003. During her residency she worked with Chicago Public Schools to address issues like overcrowding and increasing the quality of principals and teachers across the district.
Nearly ten years after deciding to pursue her Broad Residency, Tyra is still working in education as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education.
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