Salma is Senior Director, Community Engagement & Advocacy. Prior to joining PSP, she served as Director of External Affairs at KIPP Philadelphia Schools where her portfolio of work included advocacy, governance, and parent and community engagement. She spearheaded the successful approval of three new charters, doubling the number of KIPP schools in Philadelphia. Prior to joining KIPP, she served as Director of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program where she was responsible for overseeing the administration and expansion of the first federally-funded school voucher program. She also served as a Management and Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation of Improvement, the agency’s entrepreneurial arm that makes strategic investments in innovative educational programs and practices. Salma is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and studied at the University of Southern California’s School of Education.