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Meet Our Team


Stephen Turban


'I had an EXTREMELY short-lived career as a Tik Tok influencer in China before I got locked out of my account.'


Dhruva Bhat


'I once challenged myself to go a whole year without eating chocolate - for research purposes, of course'

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Prakriti Sharma

Head of Operations

'I enjoy thinking about the intersection of technology, media, and mental health, and love using this interest as an excuse to throw myself into conversations about pop culture & entertainment'

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Akanksha Banerjee

Head of Marketing

'I am a left-handed lover of pizza.'


Maya Novak

Head of Growth - US

'I've been playing chess since I was 4 (although I'm still not very good).'


Minru Zhao

Head of China

'I enjoy yoga, hiking and love ideas and people that challenge my original ways of thinking and being.'


Tyler Moulton

Head of Academic Programming

'Ding Ding Ding - Research Nerd Alert!!!'


Manas Pant

Publication Associate

'I have no social media accounts other than Slack.'


Khushi Malde

Head of Growth

'I am passionate about education technology, equity in education, and social entrepreneurship.'

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Rithika Abraham

Head of People Operations and Insights

'I've never met a party theme I didn't love or a silence I didn't fill.'

Donna Cu

Business Development Associate

'Give me food and I'll love you forever.'

Shannon Govender

Executive Assistant

'I can’t work without background noise'


Dhvani Thakkar

Program Manager

'As a fellow human, the spaces I set to cultivate are present, slow, compassionate, nonjudgemental, curious, playful, loving and liberating'


Anustup Garai

Publication Strategy Associate

'What languages do you know and can you teach me all of them?'


Tanvika Parlikar

Program Management Lead

'Always up for another coffee and always down for a late-night movie.'


Nandini Meenakshi

Program Operations Lead

'I love playing badminton
and watching sit-coms'

Nina Reyes

Business Development Associate

"Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed."

Mujibur Rahman

Finance Head

'I am responsible and a tech freak, who loves playing around to improve the processes'

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Saadia El Karfi

US Partnerships Manager

'Did you know that current living species on Earth represent less than one percent of all species that have ever lived on Earth?'

Aakriti Arora

Program Manager

'I bulk buy books when I'm bored. So basically, all the time.'

Pravish Agnihotri

Program Manager

'I’m chronically online and constantly on the prowl for a new hobby to obsess over!'


Saumya Kaulgud

Program Manager

“The really important thing to be was yourself, just as hard as you could.”


Timothy Cordeta

Business Development Associate

'A coffeeholic who loves listening to indie music and Lorde.'


Srishti Bansal

Program Manager

'Did you know that cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers?'

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Sanskruti Lakshmikanth

Student Onboarding Manager

"Oy with the poodles already."

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Nandita Adiga

Program Manager

'Imagination is more important than knowledge.'

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Anran Wang

Program Manager

'The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.'

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Wantong Tu

China Program Strategist

'On track to become the next Iron Man (or Woman?) after ACL surgery!'

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Nirbhay Sharma

Partner Success Manager

'I am passionate about creating more accessible and equitable learning opportunities and believe that two pizzas is the perfect amount of pizzas for one person.'

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Mari de Leon

Business Development Associate

'Just weaving order into the chaos of life through neatly colorful Notion pages and Google Calendar's scheduled events.'

If you are interested in joining our team, check out our open positions!

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