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Prachi Naik

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Scholar Prachi Naik from University of Chicago Scholars 2021-2022.

CEO and Founder, Counselors for America

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA

Prachi Naik is the CEO and founder of Counselors for America, a social venture dedicated to providing comprehensive school-based mental health services in under-resourced communities. Prachi’s work aims to ensure schools serve the needs of the whole child, integrating mental health into school culture. As a former middle school teacher, she is passionate about pursuing educational equity and social justice at the intersection of business and policy.

Prachi is pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is also a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master of Studies in World Literature from Oxford University, and a Bachelor in Arts from UC Berkeley.

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