Shalini Patel, M.Ed.

Curriculum and Development Specialist

Ms. Patel is a demonstrated visionary and a creative thought-leader with the ability to thrive in demanding environments and partner with all available resources to create, sustain, and advance educational innovations.  Shalini brings over a decade of experience developing and implementing engaging trainings to RYE and ensures Professional Development on behalf of our clients is consistent, relevant, and has a lasting impact. As a goal-driven and results oriented thinker, Shalini thrives in complex and ambiguous situations creating strategic plans aligned to an organizations' priorities.

Her passion is to inspire young women and girls to succeed, break boundaries, cultivate leadership, and focus on risk taking while getting a solid education. This is culminated in her work with Inspire Girls Academy and her interested in growing STEM engagement across the country through innovation curriculum and Professional Development engagements. 

Ms. Patel holds a BS in Psychology from Ohio State University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of Illinois and a Masters in Urban Education from University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, she holds an active teaching and Administrative License (Type 75) in Illinois.