Rajiv Vinnakota is the executive vice president of Youth and Engagement Programs at the Aspen Institute, a new venture focusing on youth leadership development, civic engagement, and social justice. Prior to the Aspen Institute, Vinnakota was the co-founder and CEO of The SEED Foundation, the nation’s first network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools for underserved children. Vinnakota is a board director for Colfax Corporation, an Echoing Green fellow, and an Ashoka fellow. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in molecular biology. He also holds a certificate of studies from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs & Public Policy.