Juhi Sharma is the Founder of Light Up, she incubated the idea at Stanford Ignite by making it to the top 8 idea generators. Prior to becoming an advocate for the need for social-emotional learning, she has worked in Corporates, including Edelman India, Xander , National program for homeless ,and 5 years+ Communication and Research experience in the development Sector in the arena of WASH, Education and Health. She’s been associated with The World Bank , Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and WHO. Passionate about equipping children with a healthy social-emotional life and has been conducting SEL-workshops in low-income communities, Teach for India classrooms, NDMC, Swechha etc.
Ansh Verma is the Product and Strategy head at Light Up , He’s developing the evaluation mechanism for measuring Emotional Intelligence (EQ) . He is a silicon valley entrepreneur, working in the field of robotics, designs and hardware products for the Educational Technology market. He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He worked at MIT Media Lab as an undergraduate researcher working in robotics and interaction technology. He has published over 7 research papers on the intersection of technology and learning sciences.
Madhu Surya, MCom, Chandigarh; MPhil, Delhi School of Economics brings 32 years of global experience as an Educationist at Light Up. Her tenure has expanded across Australia, Oman, and India. As a passionate teacher, Madhu’s approach has been student-centric, which was the reason behind her specialising in student motivation and learning while pursuing professional teacher’s training studies from Federal University, Australia.
Raghav Basumatary is the Visual Director at Light Up. He is responsible for creating visuals stories out of various Light Up sessions, in the form of photo-series and films that communicates the organization's motive and journey so far in the education space. A recent graduate of Statistics from Hindu College, he has previously worked with University of Chicago, Delhi Photography Club and has also received several awards and accolades by Canon, World Photographers Club.
Sanjana Jain is a core team member, EI Educator and Think Tank member at Light Up. A Psychology graduate from Delhi University, with experience of Dance/Movement Therapy for Special Children, has equipped her with skills of empathy and compassion required in the mental health sector. Deeply invested in social and community level projects at International level, she brings high emotional sensitivity and unconventional teaching style on ground.
Kaumudi is a New Delhi-based Marketing Communications professional with a two-year long experience in Corporate Reputation Management at Edelman India.Her experience at Edelman has provided Kaumudi with exposure in the areas of B2B and B2C marketing communications, education, arts, culture and the energy sector. A recipient of the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) Award, Kaumudi holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (New Delhi), and a Bachelors of Arts (Hons) degree in Journalism from Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi.