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Our Team: Pune Team

Upasana BhattacharyaPune City Head

Before joining ISLI, Upasana worked as a Teach for India fellow. She taught a class of 50 children in a government school in Hyderabad. This two-year journey in the classroom instilled the belief that every child deserves an excellent education, thus fuelling her to work on macro-level changes in the system. Before stepping into the education sector, Upasana worked as a software engineer for 3.5yrs in Tata Consultancy Services.

She has a B.Tech degree in IT from West Bengal University of Technology. She likes to spend her weekends catching up on sleep, movies, music and books, in that order.

Akanksha GhaiStrategy Lead

Akanksha completed her graduation from Panipat and then started her professional career with Dhanlaxmi bank in 2009. After working for 4 years in banking across various roles, she joined Teach for India and worked with 80 students from an urban community in West Delhi. She collaborated with internal as well as external stakeholders to provide the resources and education that these students deserved. During her TFI fellowship she realized that  transformation in her school was directly linked to the transformation in the school principal during those two years. This impact made her join ISLI to support school leaders in order to witness transformation across schools and classrooms.

Abhijit BiswasProgramme Lead

Abhijit worked with Genpact and Teach for India, before joining ISLI. He is an active member of an organization known as Umeed in Hyderabad. He has completed his B.Com from Nagaland University.