Avani Patel Shah is an award-winning communications and marketing professional who specializes in independent schools and currently serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Cate School in Carpinteria, CA. Prior to Cate, she served on communications teams at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, CA, Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, OH, and Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. A dedicated storyteller, Avani leverages technology and language to share the narratives of the people who make up the institutions she serves. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Avani considers Raleigh, NC home.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, board games with friends, traveling with her husband Hersh, and spending time with their puppy Echo.