Yutaka Tamura is the founding Executive Director of nXu, a non-profit initiative that has developed a curriculum—along with an associated assessment system—that places purpose development at the nexus of SEL skill development and career exploration. nXu supports schools and youth organizations across 20+ states to implement its curriculum through its educator training and curriculum implementation support model. Yutaka is also the Founder of Excel Academy Charter Schools in Boston. In addition, Yutaka served as the Chief Operating Officer for Relay Graduate School of Education. Yutaka is also a Co-Founder of UP Education Network, an organization focused on school transformation. Yutaka spent the first several years of his career as a management consultant at The Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting firm. Yutaka earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and earned his MAT with distinction from Relay Graduate School of Education.