We had the opportunity to speak with Olga Garcia-Kaplan well known for her advocacy work and writing for student data protect. Garcia-Kaplan is the parent of three children. Two of them school age, in a NYC public school. She is a student data privacy advocate whose opinions can be read on Twitter. Olga is also co-chair of her children’s school Diversity Committee and a member of the Testing Task Force, a group of parents and teachers coming together to extend community wide dialogue on the impacts of Federal, State and NYC Department of Ed policies in the daily life of students and teachers. This year, she completed her three year tenure as a member of the school’s School Leadership Team representing families of children with special needs. The SLT is responsible for developing the school’s comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) and school based educational policies.
Olga has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry managing regulatory requirements and submissions to the Securities and Exchange Commission working on diverse projects ranging from IPO launches, M&A projects, Mutual Funds and Proxy related transactions.
She holds a B.A. in Accounting & Business Management with a concentration in Finance & Investments from Marymount Manhattan College. She is fluent in Spanish having grown up in Mexico City and brings a global perspective to all her undertakings.