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Aparna AchuthanMumbai City Head

As a Mumbai City Head, Aparna supports school principals in developing their schools. Before joining ISLI, Aparna studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned an M.S in Non-profit Leadership. Prior to that, she worked at Pratham as a Regional Coordinator (Placements). Aparna began her career as part of the first cohort of the 2-year Teach for India fellowship program where she taught grades 2 and 3 in a municipal school in Mumbai. She holds an M.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Mumbai and B.A. in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Aparna is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and enjoys listening to music, reading and meeting new people.

Souvik BhattarcharyaStrategy Lead, Mumbai

Souvik works as a Strategy Lead in Mumbai, and works closely with budget schools' leaders in the city fellowship program. Prior to working in ISLI, Souvik, as a Teach For India fellow, taught middle school math and science in a low income school in Mumbai for two years, and helped his students to rank in the Math and Science SOF Olympiads. A teacher at heart, Souvik is also an electrical engineer on the side, and has worked on designing switchgear and automation solutions for Siemens Ltd. for two years. In his free time, he is often found strolling around on GMAT/GRE forums helping test takers on the content and the psychology aspect of standardized tests, rebuilding his iTunes library, and act as a mediator when fights break out between apple and android fanboys.

Deepti AdsuleProgramme Manager

Deepti works with the school leaders of budget private schools in Mumbai as a Program Manager. Before joining ISLI, Deepti worked with Teach For India as a Fellow for 2 years, where she taught grade 7 and 8 in a municipal school in Mumbai.
Prior to that, she worked with ICICI Bank as a Credit Manager in the credit card department, after completing her MBA in finance. In her free time, Deepti likes to travel and read. She also enjoys watching television series and listening to music.

Pushkar DevProgramme Manager

Pushkar has graduated with a B.A in Psychology and a B.Ed from Mumbai University. She pursued M.A in Education from Azim Premji University. She has worked as a social studies teacher and a school development associate with SCHS's schools.
She likes to spend her free time grooming her pets, binging on latest sitcoms and spray painting things around her.