Will Austin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Schools Fund. Austin holds an A.B. in Government (magna cum laude) from Harvard College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Tufts University. Austin served as a math teacher at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, and was nominated for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. He subsequently served as Co-Director for Roxbury Prep, and then as Chief Operating Officer for Roxbury Prep for Uncommon Schools, overseeing the school’s expansion from one to four campuses. Austin is a lifetime resident of Boston and a graduate of Boston Public Schools.
Stefani Ferlan is the Director of Investment for the Boston Schools Fund. Ms. Ferlan holds a B.A. in Economics and Child Development from Tufts University. Ferlan began her career as a Teach For America corps member, teaching high school math at Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in North Texas. After leaving the classroom, she held progressive leadership roles developing teachers and coaching school leaders, most recently as Uplift's Director of Secondary Curriculum.
Roohi Rustum is the Director of Engagement for the Boston Schools Fund. Roohi began her career in classrooms across New York City, New Haven, and South Asia where she saw the significance of lifting collective voices in student and family advocacy. Most recently, Roohi has supported organizations, political campaigns, and individuals across the US on strategy, narrative, and leadership development as a coach and trainer with the Leading Change Network and a teaching fellow with Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School. Roohi holds a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.A. from Yale College.
Natalya Subbotina is the Manager of Data and Operations for the Boston Schools Fund. Ms. Subbotina holds an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Education and Political Science from Chapman University. Subbotina has worked in higher education institutions and nonprofits improving student outcomes through data and evaluation work. Most recently, Subbotina worked for College for Social Innovation where she built data tracking systems and developed student recruitment strategy.