Vrinda has been in the field of education since 2010. She worked with underserved communities in urban Delhi slums through her project Chehel, and then served schools in rural Rajasthan through Kaivalya Education Foundation (India, 2010-15), post which she became keenly interested in understanding how learning processes in school might nurture the holistic development of children. She graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education (2016) with an Ed.M in Human Development Psychology, and has since been working with various stakeholders in the field of instructional design, particularly for self-directed, personalized learning that builds cognitive skills and social-emotional skills in the K-12 space. She has designed curriculum and pedagogical processes at Summit Public Schools – partnered with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (USA, 2016-17), ClassDojo (USA, 2017-18), and at UNESCO MGIEP (India, 2018).
Abhilasha has taught children across varying demographics as a volunteer, a Teach For India Fellow and an ed-tech mentor. At CSEL, she is curious to explore the development of “whole child” through Social Emotional Learning. She firmly believes that education of the mind is incomplete without education of the heart. Outside of CSEL, she learns Bharatanatyam and loves journaling while sipping on filter kaapi.
Sohela has an M.A in Education from Azim Premji university. She believes empathy can revolutionise social interactions and that SEL can play an important role in equipping children with core life skills. She works on advocacy and curriculum design at CSEL.