Kalen Gallagher grew up in San Jose and is a proud graduate of Westmont High School. After high school, Kalen attended UC Davis and quickly became involved in student government and worked on a wide range of issues including fighting to keep tuition low and increasing the funding for student recruitment and retention from low-income communities. Driven by his passion for service, Kalen attended law school at UC Davis School of Law, and continued his active involvement in campus life and student advocacy.
After graduating and passing the California Bar Exam, Kalen opted against taking a big firm job, instead deciding to teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in East San Jose. Recognizing technology's unique ability to drive widespread systemic and structural change, Kalen made the tough decision to leave the teaching job he loved to join an innovative education startup in 2011. After three years building the company, Kalen shifted gears - his current work at a non-profit focuses on helping schools across California be more equitable and inclusive for all students.
Kalen is passionate about solving the district's biggest issues and would love for you to join the movement. You can contact Kalen anytime at email@example.com
or on his cell phone at (408) 761-2361.