Shilpi Niyogi

Senior Director of Communications

Shilpi Niyogi is Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s inaugural senior director of communications. Shilpi works with Ascend’s diverse community of leaders to elevate and illuminate our collective impact for children and families. 

Shilpi’s career focuses on advancing prosperity and positive social change as globalization and digital innovations reshape how we live and work. She brings two decades of executive experience in the education sector. Prior to joining Ascend, as Pearson’s SVP for Global Corporate Affairs and Marketing, Shilpi helped transform the international media conglomerate into the world’s learning company. Earlier at ETS, she helped the nonprofit expand its horizons beyond admissions testing to serve learners in new markets. Shilpi served on the inaugural Advisory Board for former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher college access initiative as well as as Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors for University of Maryland’s College of Education. 

Born in London and raised in South Jersey, Shilpi is a first-generation American immigrant from an Indian family with deep roots in education, advocacy, and the arts. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. She lives in Washington, DC, and thoroughly enjoys the arts in all its forms in our nation’s capital.

Favorite Part of my Role

I love the people I get to work with and learn from every day. Being an Ascender is all about being part of a growing movement – I love our vibrant community of champions for children and families.

Stories featuring Shilpi Niyogi

This year, the Aspen Idea Festival returns to in-person programming at our campus in the Rocky Mountains June 25 - July 1, 2022.
Ascend FellowshipJune 15, 2022

Convenings Featuring Shilpi Niyogi

Location: Virtual
Connect with fellow virtual attendees for a live discussion about 2Gen Framing moderated by Shilpi Niyogi in conversation with Julie Sweetland, Senior Advisor, FrameWorks Institute. The discussion will be followed by light Q&A....
ConveningApril 12, 2023