Director of Development, Leadership Circle & Community
Charu Gupta has a passion for education and community. Her education includes a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Waterloo and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker. She has 25+ years of experience in industry in Engineering, Consulting, Product Management, and Engineering Program Management working at Tech startups and companies like Symantec, Google, and Facebook. She’s working on her 4th career now in real estate development and has a passion for modern architecture and takes great pride of authorship over the design and construction of her family’s home in Midtown.
Since her days in undergrad, Charu’s always been an active volunteer and leader in school and community organizations. She’s recently served on the Executive Board of the Digital Moose Lounge, the organization serving the ~200K Canadian ex-pats living in the Bay Area, and has held numerous roles within the Palo Alto community including PTA President of Hoover, VP Parent Ed for PTAC, After School Program Coordinator, STEAM Advisory Council Member, and Auction Chair.
Charu has two daughters—a rising 9th grader at Paly and a rising 6th grader at JLS. Her husband, Ajay Gandhi, is a VP of Product Marketing at Shape Security.