Ami Patel Hopkins is currently serving as the kindergarten transition fellow for the School District of Philadelphia. Hopkins is also the founder of Asha Advisors, LLC. Prior to this, Hopkins was the vice president of teaching, learning and innovation at the Philadelphia Education Fund, where she spearheaded its efforts to ensure excellent teachers in every classroom. Hopkins also served as deputy education officer to former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the Mayor's Office of Education. She earned her master's degree in public policy with a concentration in education policy from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University.