Board of Advisors

Anuj Bhagwati

Board of Advisors

Anuj Bhagwati is the Managing Director of A.T.E. Enterprises in Mumbai, India, and a Director of its affiliate companies. His business background is in textile engineering, clean technology and printing and packaging.  He has experience across all areas of small and medium enterprises. He is involved with creating technology based businesses in textile engineering; energy-efficient cooling; waste-water treatmentremote monitoringSHE in printing and textile; and small concentrated solar thermal.

His non-profit engagements are mainly in urban planning, governance and education. These include the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai (Trustee), the Kalaghoda Association - (Executive Committee member), the Praja Foundation (Trustee), the K J Somaiya Trust (Trustee), and the Cornell University Council (Member).

Nikunj Jhaveri

Board of Advisors

Nikunj Jhaveri founded Systems Plus in 1987. The company specializes in IT services such as Strategic IT Consulting, Business Process Re-engineering, Custom Software Development and ERP Implementation. From 1998 – 2001, Nikunj also successfully served as the CIO for PepsiCo Asia Pacific (in an outsourced capacity) while running Systems Plus.

Nikunj is on the board or advisory board of several non-profts, namely Pride India, VOICE – a shelter for the girl child, Accesslife, IWFA (Indian Women’s Football Association), Lion Tarachand Baba Hospital – where he is the principle donor for a cardiac center being set up jointly by Lions & Rotarians & We Can – educational outreach for the children living by the railway platforms. Also the CSR initiative “UDAAN” at Systems Plus helps in the field of education and other causes. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace.

Our Team

Meera Rathod

Co-founder/ Program Director

Meera is a Physics graduate from Mumbai University. She has always been a tinkerer and believes strongly in learning by doing. She has more than six years of teaching experience. Along with being a Outreach specialist for HeroX, she is also the co-founder of “Stargazing Mumbai” through which she organizes various events for popularizing science and astronomy.

Meera is an avid solo backpacker and enjoys reading and learning new things.

Henna Khan

Founder/ CEO

Henna is an engineer and an MBA with a passion for transforming how education is traditionally thought of in schools. She strongly believes that all children are born curious and their true potential can be achieved only when they are given a platform where they are allowed to question, explore, tinker and be given ownership of their own learning.

In addition to astronomy and science, Henna loves backpacking to rural/ offbeat places.

Priyanka Chavan

Assistant Program Manager

Priyanka is a commerce graduate who always wanted to work with children. She loves to learn about different cultures, read books and to irritate her father and brother. Her dream is to travel the whole of India.

Samir Butere

USF STEM Fellow

Samir has completed his Bachelor's in IT (Information Technology). He loves travelling and listening to music. He also like opening and repairing different electronic devices.

Ashvini Butere

USF STEM Fellow

Ashvini Butere is an Accounting and Finance graduate. She loves learning different things whether it is tailoring or sketches. She also loves shopping. Her dream is to have her own small business.

Sujata Murbade

USF STEM Fellow

Sujata Murbade has completed her Masters in Computer Science. She loves drawing, making rangoli and any type of art. She wants to become financially independent and achieve success in future.

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