Devyani Mahajan is a 21 year old Psychology Honours Graduate from University of Delhi. She is a Mentor for the Youth Program by Light Up (EMF) and Digital Lead at Unbottle Emotions. She constantly aspires to explore a more intersectional and grounded approach to mental health in India, and hopes to play a role in increasing its accessibility.
D.C Tanisha is a Psychology Honours graduate from Delhi University. She has been associated with Light Up (EMF) since 2018. During her time with us, she’s grown to manage mutilple SEL-Art based projects and other interventions at Sanjay Camp Community. At present, she functions as a Program Lead for Light Up and Unbottle Emotions. She’s a passionate young woman who aims to create a tomorrow that is emotionally aware, equipped and engaged.
Dipti Singh is a graduate in Psychology from Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. Currently, she’s pursuing a Master’s in Applied Psychology from Jamia Millia Islamia. In Light Up (EMF), she has been working since 2.5 years as an Emotions Matter Fellow and contributed to teaching and observation in Teach for India – Mehrauli project and Project Bows-up in collaboration with Neemrana Music Foundation. She was also part of the interstate intervention under Dr. Vikas Mahateme – Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha – held in Nagpur. At present, she’s a programme lead for the Youth Program: Project Phoenix. She firmly believes in the interdisciplinary nature of the field and wishes to bridge the gap between theoretical ideas and practical reality.
Lokesh Yadav is a commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. He is associated with Light Up (EMF) since 2019. He practices theatre with our students. He believes theatre is an unique and interesting method of imparting Social Emotional Learning. He is also leading the strategy and development end of the organisation. He envisions a world of Emotional harmony, for individual and society.
Saamiksha Tangri is a Psychology Graduate from Kamla Nehru, University of Delhi. After her graduation, she was working as a Research Assistant at a civil society organisation – Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). Being associated with Light Up for 1.8 years, she has worked as an EI Facilitator and Emotions Matter Fellow managing the community interventions in Sanjay Camp Community. At present, she’s the outreach lead for Light Up (EMF) and Mentor for students under the Youth Programme: Project Phoenix. She’s doing a Diploma in Family and Child Counselling from IGNOU and short term course in Resilience in Children exposed to Trauma, Disaster and War : Global Perspectives offered by University of Minnesota.She’s volunteered at Bookworm Society, TFI in 2018-2019 and Umeed in 2016. Her strength lies in teaching, facilitating workshops, people and program management.
Radhika is a driven and sensitive counseling psychologist who is determined to work towards the advancement of mental health in India. A social entrepreneur who is the co-founder & director at a mental health organization, Limelighting Life Collective, which aims to improve understanding and acceptance of mental health at a community & individual level. She has keen interest and experience in research work and has been a part of projects in the capacity of author and co-author. Radhika has completed her education from Amity University, Noida & Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. She has had exposure to different fields related to psychology, mental health and education. She has worked and interned at several organizations such as Udayan Care, Action for Autism, VIMHANS, Centre for Child and Adolescent Well-Being, Unique Psychological Services and Mental Health Foundation (India). She strives to work in the preventive space and build an authentic community where individuals engage in honest mental health conversations and practices.
Varun is a law student studying at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi. He joined Light Up (EMF) as fellow in 2020. During his fellowship, he taught poetry to children at the Light Up community in Sanjay Camp, Chanakyapuri. Presently, he’s working with Unbottle Emotions in ideating and implementing various Projects. He strongly believes that an interdisciplinary approach is extremely important for a holistic development of an individual.
Somya Singhal has been associated with Light Up (Emotions Matter Foundation) since the start of 2019. As part of it, she’s been working on-ground with the children of Jamghat Juvenile Home for Girls. She also worked on developing the social and emotional learning tool-kit to help children from underserved populations have access to tools for emotional regulation during the challening times of the covid-19 outbreak. Earlier, she worked on educating young populations about women’s legal rights in the country, by creating and delivering the campaign #knowyourrights with Josh Talks and ITC Vivel. She also worked as a growth marketing consultant for SocialCops, wherein she helped pace and grow ‘Collect’, a saas product that’s aiding development organizations in making better decisions through data. She’s inclined towards making a positive change in the lives of the undeserved with her work.
Jasleen Kaur is a child development professional. She completed her M.Sc in Human Development and Childhood Studies from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi last year. She is working as a Senior fellow at Light Up where she is engaged in two projects, working with children at a boys home and curriculum developer at COVID-19 SEL Kit.
She has worked with children in different socio-ecological settings and aims to build a society where children at young ages are told about their bodies, rights and emotions appropriately which prevents all kinds of harrasment they could face all their life.
For about an year she has worked with an organisation called Kat Katha which works with women (sex workers) and their children living in the red light area of Delhi, GB Road. Her masters research thesis titled “Emotional Lives of the Children of Women Sex Workers” was also based there, in which she tried to understand the childhood of children living in brothels, and how their emotional lives are affected by their ecological setting or context.
She has also worked as an intern at Child Welfare Committee-III, Sewa Kutir Complex, New Delhi, with Children in Need of Care and Protection’ (CNCP) and with children with special needs as an intern at schools.
Currently, she has been selected as a SAFE Fellow for a programme on Safe Abortions for everyone by the YP foundation.
Jasleen has a strong passion to work for women and child rights issues and is a mental health advocate.
Yashaswini has been working with Light Up since 2018, and has been associated with the Jamghat Girls project. She has completed her Masters in Psychology from Ambedkar University Delhi, and her Bachelors in Psychology from University of Delhi. Currently, she is working as an arts-based interventions facilitator at Snehadhara Foundation in Bangalore. She has a passion to work with children and to uplift populations that have continued to be underserved in various regards. She has worked with children with socioeconomic disadvantages, children with special needs, children with educational deficits, etc., through the years. In her free time, she runs a home bakery from Delhi, called Cake Me Away by Yashaswini.