Zahreen Ghaznavi

Legal Counsel, Success Academy Charter Schools

Zahreen Ghaznavi is currently legal counsel for Success Academy Charter Schools in NYC.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Zahreen taught 5th grade on the southwest side of Chicago and worked for the U.S. Department of Education.  She began her legal career in the New York office of Kirkland and Ellis LLP, where she was a general commercial litigator.

Zahreen earned her BA/MA in Political Science from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.  Her previous board experience includes other youth and education-related organizations. She is passionate about equity in the K-12 public education space, dedicating her career to achieving it. She also loves children and is a big believer in public art, so she is excited to be working with CC to help youth abroad through the creation of art in public spaces.

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