Shanthi Radhakrishnan joined The Holdsworth Center team from OneGoal, a teacher-led college persistence program, where she helped launch the organization’s first expansion site in Houston and managed a portfolio of 30 high school partners across three districts. In that role, Shanthi oversaw school partnerships with campus and district leaders and directed student and teacher recruitment processes.
Prior to OneGoal, Shanthi worked as an analyst on the Houston Foundations team with The New Teacher Project (TNTP). In this role, she advised clients on teacher recruiting, selection and staffing strategies for Houston ISD as part of the district’s Effective Teachers Initiative. She managed the collection, analysis and application of data related to talent acquisition and management and consulted with cross-functional teams to employ the strategic use of data to improve operations.
Shanthi began her career as a special education teacher through Teach For America in Houston. She holds a law degree from South Texas College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Shanthi is a California girl turned Texan and has also spent significant time in the Chicago area. For several years, her immediate family spanned three continents – North America, Asia, and Europe. On weekends, you will find her spending time with her husband and two kids in various parks and soccer fields around Houston.