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Education

20102014

Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering

College Of Engineering, Trivandrum

CGPA: 7.52

20092010

Intermediate/+2 - Indian School Certificate(ISC)

Marion Villa Convent ISC School, Trivandrum

Overall: 91%

20072008

Matriculation - Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)

Marion Villa Convent ISC School, Trivandrum

Overall: 94%

Work History

May 2015Present

Fellow

Teach for India
  • Formulated long term plans to drive student growth.
  • Teaching a class of 3rd Grade children at a low income government in rural India. Directly impacted more than 200 students in two years by bridging gaps in education.
  • Was core-team member of the team that co-created Vision 2020 for 3000 students in the city of Bangalore.
  • Mentored and lead workshops for public school students on student leadership,writing and story telling.
  • Constructed a school library, improved school infrastructure such as toilet facilities and electricity connection.
  • Initiated Art and Craft in Education pedagogy for children with special needs.
  • Mentored junior cohort fellows in teaching, community development activities and fund raising.

Volunteering

  • Make A Difference, Trivandrum, Kerala                                                                                           

     August 2011–May 2014

    Trained children at risk in shelter home to read, write, and learn English and life skill development.

  • Helping Hands Organization, Trivandrum, Kerala                                             

     September 2014- April 2015

   Organized fundraisers for the education and aid of children with autism.

  • Amritavarshini, Trivandrum, Kerala                                                                                          

      November  2012- April 2013

     Raised funds for people affected with Osteoporosis and organised awareness events for them.

  • National Service Scheme, Trivandrum, Kerala                                                                            

      July 2010- March 2014

      Organized blood donation events, environmental awareness programs, cleanliness drives and book donation drives.

  • Adyar Cancer Institute                                                                                                                    

       June 2014- April 2015                                                                                                                                                                                 Helped nurses and parents take care of 56 children in the children’s ward of the hospital.

  • Help Age India,Trivandrum, Kerala                                                                                             

      March 2007- April 2010

      Raised funds and volunteered at old age homes in Trivandrum.

  • Red Cross, Trivandrum,   Kerala                                                                                                                                                                   August 2010-March 2012

   Orchestrated fundraisers for patients at hospitals who needed life saving surgery.

Projects

  • Technology in classroom

 Sri Vidya Nikethan School, Bangalore                                  September 2016

Raised funds and improved the technological infrastructure of the school. Equipped the school with projectors, laptops, tablets and trained the teachers to use technology in classrooms.

  • Letters from Neverland

Sri Vidya Nikethan School, Bangalore                                    September 2016

Initiated a pen pal project where the children write letters to individuals selected from around the world. The project was conceived as a measure to provide the children with exposure to  different cultures and to promote a love for writing.

  • Built toilets for school       

Government lower primary school,Veerenahalli                    August 2016

Raised funds and built toilets for a low income school which had no toilet facilities.

  • Vision 2020                  

Teach for India                                                                           January 2016

Core-team member of the team that was in charge of framing a vision for Teach For India in Bangalore; conducted surveys, collated,analysed data from the city and framed a comprehensive vision.

  • Dream Camp

      Make a Difference                                                                January 2013, 2014

Organized a three day camp for children from four shelter homes in Trivandrum; arranged sessions on life skills, personality development and career guidance.

  •  Library for orphanage

       Make a Difference                                                               November 2013

 Initiated and executed the building of a library at Wills Girls Poor Home after raising funds and coordinating the work of volunteers. The entire project was completed within a span of two months.

  • Case study on Slum Rehabilitation

      Chenanchoola Colony, Trivandrum, Kerala                      October 2013

Case study of Karimadom colony and Chenanchoola Colony, Trivandrum, Kerala, to understand the technical aspects of slum rehabilitation and acquirement of entitlements by the slum dwellers. The case study was submitted to the Government Department of Urban Development with suggestions to improve the conditions of the slum.

  • TEDxCET             

      College of Engineering, Trivandrum                                  February 2,2013

Part of the organizing team that conducted Ted event with the theme ‘Avantgarde’. Notable personalities like Freeman Murray and Paul Kronenberg attended.

  • Backathon

    Make A Difference                                                                September 8,2013

Conducted a national event of the NGO Make a Difference, Backathon, to promote the cause of ‘pushing back illiteracy'.It had 150 participants and the event marked World Literacy Day.

  • Constructed a study hall for a children's home using discarded PET bottles

      National Service Scheme                                                October 2013

Part of the team of NSS volunteers of College of Engineering Trivandrum which constructed an eco-friendly study hall for the children's home,Chilla, as a part of a 7 day camp. The construction was done using discarded PET bottles filled with soil.

    Additional Information

    • Interested in areas of human rights, social justice, environmental sustainability, education and international relations.
    • Hobbies include reading, writing/blogging(owns the blog flying-lanterns.blogspot.in), cooking and travelling.
    • Proficient in English, Malayalam and Tamil, workable knowledge of Hindi and Kannada.
    • Worked in the editorial committee for the college magazine of College Of Engineering, Trivandrum for three years and as a reporter for the college newsletter.
    • Active member of Environment Club, Entrepreneur's club, Literary club and  Dramatics club.Secretary of Literary and Debate Club of College of Engineering, Trivandrum from 2012-14.
    • Held office of College Union as Student Representative at College of Engineering Trivandrum
    • Convener of Literary events for national level inter college literature festival at College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
    • Head of Operations for Make a Difference, Trivandrum from 2012-2014.
    • Lead Sustainability development project to make College Of Engineering a zero-waste zone.