Pearl Chang Esau
President and CEO, Expect More Arizona
Pearl Chang Esau is the President & CEO of Expect More Arizona, an education advocacy organization building a movement for world-class education in Arizona. Prior to this role, she served as the executive director of Teach For America - Phoenix, where she led a teacher corps serving 20,000 students each year growing up in low-income communities.
Esau started her career in education as a Teach For America corps member, teaching 5th grade English language learners in East Los Angeles. This role inspired her to dedicate her life to helping all students reach their potential through an excellent education. Esau was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Valley’s 25 Most Admired CEOs and by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in Arizona.
She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and holds teaching credentials from UCLA’s graduate school of education and information studies.