In Chapter 16 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, charter school CFO Andrew Epstein answers "How Are Your Personal Experiences Shaping Your Professional Aspirations?" Epstein speaks to the work-life balance he is struggling to better understand. As his career aspirations grow as a higher education executive, so do his family aspirations to start a family. This is the challenge he now faces in his late 30s.
Andrew Epstein is CFO of the Ascend Learning Charter School Network. Previously, Epstein was a finance executive at Democracy Prep Public Schools and an operations executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records. He is a former Teach for America corps member and middle-school science teacher. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.