Mukta Pandit

By |2018-02-19T17:26:17+00:00April 14th, 2017|

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 [...]

Michelle Carson

By |2017-10-23T13:17:03+00:00February 14th, 2017|

Michelle is Senior Director, Adult Education, CTE, and Workforce Development, at Safal. Michelle brings more than 20 years’ experience in education and workforce spans working with diverse stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels. Before joining Safal Partners, Michelle supported several states—Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, New Mexico, and South Carolina--to support adult education, [...]

Adam Jones

By |2017-04-17T07:12:58+00:00January 14th, 2017|

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

By |2017-04-17T07:13:41+00:00December 14th, 2016|

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 [...]

Luis Elizondo-Thomson

By |2018-06-04T00:48:36+00:00November 19th, 2016|

Luis serves as Senior Advisor at Safal Partners. Previously, Luis served Teach for America (TFA) from 2013 through 2016 as the Houston Executive Director, leading one of the largest and most tenured regions in the country.  His previous experience includes 5 years as an investment banker specializing in infrastructure finance and several years [...]

Lucky Pandit

By |2017-06-12T13:14:07+00:00October 14th, 2016|

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

By |2017-06-12T13:17:18+00:00September 14th, 2016|

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 [...]

Cynthia Brennan-Jones, Ed.D.

By |2017-09-11T15:49:46+00:00September 11th, 2016|

Dr. Brennan-Jones is an accomplished and committed educator with a proven track record in curriculum development and instructional design. As a curriculum developer and as a classroom instructor, she has successfully integrated effective e-learning technologies, best practices, CTE, Career Pathways, and learning styles into face-to-face, blended, and online curriculum and instruction. Her interest and expertise [...]

Nora Kern

By |2018-01-29T13:41:49+00:00July 15th, 2016|

Nora Kern, Engagement Manager at Safal Partners Inc., has nearly a decade of experience in education policy and charter schools through her experience in non-profit and government organizations. Nora is committed to researching and promoting educational best practices that help all students access a high-quality education. Prior to joining Safal Partners, Nora authored [...]

Swati Gupta

By |2018-01-18T13:49:09+00:00June 14th, 2016|

Swati Gupta has a strong background in education and policy research. As an Engagement Manager at Safal, Swati has led program evaluation, report writing and projects on career and technical education. Prior to Safal, she led research at an education start-up in India, aimed at improving school quality measures and leadership development. She brings [...]