Mukta Pandit


Mukta Pandit, President and Founder of Safal Partners Inc., brings more than 20 years of global experience and a passion for driving outcomes in the social sector. In the past six years, Mukta has grown Safal Partners to become one of the premier education consulting firms in the nation. She has led multiple [...]

Alex Medler


Alex Medler serves as Senior Director for the National Charter School Resource Center with Safal Partners, utilizing his charter sector expertise to support NCSRC work in publishing resources and providing technical assistance to Charter School Program grantees. Alex has been a national expert on charter school policy since the opening days of the [...]

Michelle Carson


Michelle brings more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of adult, career and technical education, workforce development, and higher education at the local, state, and national levels. Michelle is a national trainer for OCTAE’s LINCS Regional Professional Development Centers in College and Career Readiness Standards, Career Pathways, and Professional Development. Previously, Michelle [...]

Adam Jones


Adam Jones is a Senior Advisor to Safal Partners on organizational assessment and state government issues, with more than 20 years of experience in state government. He served from 2003 to 2012 as the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Education Agency. After serving at TEA, [...]

Margaret Becker Patterson, PhD


Dr. Patterson brings decades of experience leading award-winning research in adult education. She partners with non-profit organizations, postsecondary institutions, and state and local agencies, applying research to support adult educators and learners. She is the lead researcher for the national Adult Learner Leadership in Education Services (ALLIES) study for VALUEUSA, the national organization [...]

Libby Livings-Eassa


Libby Livings-Eassa is a nationally recognized speaker and subject matter expert for comprehensive Career Pathways and workforce systems analysis, development, and building capacity.  She has extensive expertise in all aspects of career pathways systems, adult education, workforce development, legislation and policy, leadership development, staff development, linkages between secondary and postsecondary institutions and workforce [...]

Lucky Pandit


Lucky Pandit brings more than 20 years of Information Technology and project management experience. He has a proven ability to build and align technology solutions to meet business requirements in varied industries such as energy, education, software, retail, and automotive. At Safal, Lucky is responsible for managing firm operations, building technology solutions, and [...]

Sarah Hamshari


Sarah Hamshari, Engagement Manager at Safal Partners Inc., draws upon her background in research and policy to provide rigorous qualitative research and writing support. She leads the development of high-quality content to help clients achieve greater impact in the education field. Prior to joining Safal, Sarah was a Project Manager for a major research [...]

Leonel Olmedo


Leonel Olmedo brings forth more than 6 years in the teaching and education sector. Engaging with district, charter, and higher education organizations, Leonel has a passion for projects that can increase his impact on the lives of under-served students. Drawing upon his broad educational experience, Leonel provides rigorous qualitative and quantitative research support [...]