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Our Team: Programme Team



Ritika ChawlaCurriculum Head

Ritika is the Curriculum Head for ISLI. In her previous role, she has also served as City Head at ISLI. She has also worked with the fellows under the ISLI National Fellowship as Program Manager. Prior to this, she was studying MA in Education at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She completed her Teach for India fellowship in 2012 and has taught grade 2 & 3 in a municipal school in Mumbai. She has also worked as a Business Analyst with different organisations and as a happiness consultant with Oye Happy planning surprises. Ritika has a BBA and PGDHRM from Symbiosis International University. When not being a workaholic, she enjoys traveling, writing, reading, watching random movies and surprising people.

Sapna Fathima SaleemCurriculum Manager

A Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Sapna spent a lot of her time in college working in areas such as volunteer management, program implementation, fundraising and teaching. Following her heart, she pursued the Teach for India fellowship. Alongside teaching, she co-initiated and co-founded a community mobilisation project in collaboration with her school team. After working with ISLI for 2 years as the City Programme Manager for Hyderabad, Sapna now works as the Curriculum Manager at ISLI. Sapna is an alumna of College of Engineering Trivandrum, Kerala. In her free time Sapna loves reading others’ work and creating very random pieces of art. Sapna is one of the youngest members at the Hyderabad Toastmasters Club.

Payal JainMonitoring & Evaluation Lead

Payal works as the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead at ISLI. Prior to joining ISLI, she worked as a data scientist at Mu Sigma Bangalore. She was also a Teach for India Fellow in Pune, where she worked in an Akanksha Foundation school for two years. Payal has completed her Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from VIT, Pune. She loves to teach and learn and teach some more. She can’t do without reading; enjoys playing the violin and doing yoga.