Aanya Niaz


Global Education Equity Lead at Amazon Web Services

Currently based in: London, UK 

MSc Education (2016)

Talk to me about: International Development, Education, Big Tech, Tech4Good, Education & Technology, Research in Education, Social Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategy Consulting and Management Consulting

Twitter: @aanyafniaz Instagram: @catchmeifyoucaanya

Aanya is the global Education Equity lead at Amazon Web Services. In her role, she empowers organizations to leverage technology in helping learning and development innovations reach those who need it most. She’s a seasoned education expert, with over 15 years leading culturally-responsive education interventions focused on underserved and unserved communities worldwide. 

Most notably, Aanya led the development of Pakistan’s first English as a Foreign Language Curriculum for the world’s largest low-cost private school network, The Citizens Foundation; advised governments on their national evaluation and assessment policies with the OECD in France; and taught middle & high school students as well as professionally developed teachers in the US with Teach For America, in South Africa with Raise The Children International and in Pakistan with various organisations.​

She received her Master's in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford in 2017. Aanya ​was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where she completed her Bachelor's degree with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Global Development Studies in 2011. 


If you would like to be put in touch with Aanya, please contact development@stx.ox.ac.uk