Veenu is a Principal at Civic Consulting Alliance. She joined CCA as an Associate Principal in March 2017, working in the Education, Criminal Justice, and Community and Neighborhood Change program areas.
Prior to joining Civic Consulting, Veenu spent eleven years at Chicago Public Schools. She most recently served as the Executive Director of Early College and Career Education (ECCE) for Chicago Public Schools and led the district’s portfolio of career–related high school programming for 18,000 students. She also managed the district’s early college efforts which include launching five Early College STEM high schools. Prior to joining ECCE, she led the district’s Human Resources Employee Service Center where she focused her efforts on improving customer service and decreasing turnaround time. Veenu participated in The Broad Residency in Urban Education Cohort 2005-07, completing her two-year Residency in Chicago Public Schools.
Before the Residency, Veenu spent six years in management consulting at Arthur Andersen and Protiviti Consulting. Her projects focused on designing and implementing strategic, operational and compliance-driven solutions for a diverse mix of clients ranging from the retail, utility and manufacturing sectors to corporate legal departments and higher education.
Veenu holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys driving her daughter to various extra-curricular activities, local politics, and gardening.