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Vinay Mullick is a Managing Director for UpMetrics and is responsible for the creation and growth of UpMetrics' partners in Chicago and throughout the Midwest Region. UpMetrics is a mission-driven technology company working to help impact organizations use data to make informed decisions, build capacity, and tell their stories.
Prior to his current role, Vinay, a Teach For America alumnus, worked on Chicago’s Southside for 12 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. From 2007 to 2016, Vinay worked as the Director of Athletics and Activities for the Perspectives Charter Schools Network. As an athletic director, Vinay was very involved at the state and national levels. Vinay sat on numerous state advisory committees, served as an elected Legislative Commission member to the Illinois High School State Association, and served on the executive board of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association. Nationally, Vinay still plays an active role in the creation of professional development resources for urban athletic directors. He is a regular presenter at local and national conferences on topics related to urban athletics, data-driven decision making, and social emotional learning.
Vinay is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he received his B.S. in industrial engineering. Since graduating, he received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the NIU Alumni Association in 2007 and the Senior Alumnus Award from the University Honors Program in 2008. He also holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education, and a Masters Degree in School Counseling.