Aria Miles is a first-year Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). She aims to eliminate barriers to quality education, specifically in minority and under-resourced communities in the U.S, by focusing on funding, resourcing, and evaluation for K-12 initiatives and cross-sector partnerships in public education. Prior to HKS, Aria worked as the Operations Coordinator for Center City Public Charter Schools, a network of six PreK-8th grade schools in Washington, D.C. She focused on the network’s enrollment practices and supported initiatives focused on resources for homeless students, network-wide events, and compliance. Before starting her undergraduate studies, Aria lived in Ghana for nine months where she worked on a variety of youth-focused service projects as an inaugural member of Princeton’s Bridge Year Program. Aria holds a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.