Title/s: Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing
Rupa brings to Loyola University Chicago School of Law her experience in teaching graduate level classes, passion for law, and desire to continue expanding her skills in coaching, mentorship and career development to this role.
Specifically, she has 8 years of experience in the education sector, as a former educator, attorney, and now director of leadership development.
Rupa served in the 2009 Teach for America corps as a high school intensive reading teacher. Her time as an educator led her to want to build and advocate for more equitable public education systems. Accordingly, she pursued law school, specializing in education law and policy. She is a LUC alumnus herself, and was a Civitas Child & Family Law Fellow during her time at Loyola.
In her five years practicing law, she served as a school district attorney and as an Assistant General Counsel, in the Office of the General Counsel at the Illinois State Board of Education.
Most recently, Rupa is transitioned to the leadership development space, where she is charged with building, scaling and sustaining the impact of her nonprofit's flagship Fellowship program. Here, she serves as a coach, empowering others to become agents of progress in their personal and professional spheres.
In her free time, Rupa invests in her community by getting involved and taking leadership roles by serving on two local school councils within Chicago Public Schools, serving as a Board member of a regional and national team that advocates for the inclusion and empowerment of Teach for America alumni of color, and leads the day to day operations of a nonprofit serving low-income high school students.
B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Michigan
M.S. in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami