Board of Advisors/ Mentors

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. His non-profit engagements include the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai (Trustee), the Kalaghoda Association, the Praja Foundation, the K J Somaiya Trust, and the Cornell University Council.

Nikunj Jhaveri

Board of Advisors

Nikunj Jhaveri founded Systems Plus in 1987. Nikunj is on the board or advisory board of several non-profits, namely Pride India, VOICE – a shelter for the girl child, Accesslife, IWFA (Indian Women’s Football Association), Lion Tarachand Baba Hospital & We Can – educational outreach for the children living by the railway platforms. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace.

Kashyap Shah

Mentor

Kashyap leads the Bridgespan Nonprofit Development Program (BNDP) and Education practice for the Bridgespan Group’s India office. He brings a unique core of consulting, public policy, governance, and development skillsets honed across developed and emerging economies. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from London School of Economics and a dual degree in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.

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

Jalpa Bhatt

Operations Manager

Jalpa is an engineering graduate and has IT industry experience of 18+ years. She is an ICF accredited certified coach and Ayush Ministry certified Yoga Protocol Instructor. She is driven by her need to make a difference to humanity through community development.

Divyashree Rai

Fundraising & Communications Associate

Divyashree is a Law & Commerce graduate and has completed her master’s in English Literature. She believes in giving back to the society and is often found talking to trees and admiring the sky.

Nikhil Kendre

Assistant Program Manager

Nikhil is a Mechanical engineer who believes in contributing to humanity and society. He loves traveling and swimming.

Samir Butere

Assistant Program Manager

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.

Sujata Murbade

Assistant Curriculum/ Training Manager

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.

Ashvini Butere

Curriculum/ Training Assistant

Ashvini is an Accounting and Finance graduate. She enjoys learning new things and her dream is to own a small business. She loves travelling.

Vishwas Agiwale

USF STEM Fellow

Vishwas has completed his Diploma in Computer Engineering. He likes to read books, write poems and learn new skills.

Tushar Bhoir

USF STEM Fellow

Tushar completed his Bachelor in Commerce from Mumbai University. He loves to travel and play Kabaddi and he wants to start his own business in the future.

Rohini Chorge

USF STEM Fellow

Rohini has completed graduation with B.Sc. IT from Mumbai University. She loves traveling and listening to music.

Rupali Chaudhari

USF STEM Fellow

Rupali completed her graduation in Commerce. She likes learning new things and to see all the people around her happy. She loves to travel to new places.

Tushar Dhorade

USF STEM Fellow

Tushar has completed his B.Sc in Chemistry. He loves operating DJ, playing cricket, Tabla and Pakhwat.

Priyanka Ware

USF STEM Fellow

Priyanka graduated from the University of Mumbai with a bachelor's in Mathematics. She enjoys reading and has always been an avid reader. She's also passionate about drawing & sketching.

Kaustubh Vyapari

USF STEM Fellow

Kaustubh has completed his graduation in Commerce. His hobbies are playing cricket, listening to music. He wishes to start his own business.

Snehal Bhole

USF STEM Fellow

Snehal is pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work. Her hobbies are dancing and writing. Snehal wants to become a Women and Child Development Officer in future.

Rohini Gore

USF STEM Fellow

Rohini is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc - IT). She likes to read books, sing and listen to songs.

Girish Sambre

USF STEM Fellow

Girish has completed his graduation in Commerce. He likes to do sports and is a State level player. Girish loves to go trekking and enjoys doing photography & videography.

Omkar Mirkute

USF STEM Fellow

Omkar has completed his bachelor's in Science. His hobbies are traveling to different places, playing games and shopping.

Damini Sapkale

USF STEM Fellow

Damini has completed her master's in Social Work. Her hobby is to read books.

Sami Palte

Operations Associate (Intern)

Sami is currently pursuing a degree in Bachelor's of Art. He likes horse riding and travelling.

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