Dr. Ruchi Mehta is the founding trustee of Consortium for Inclusive Education. She is also head of strategy at Deepak foundation. She is an active Impact investor and a board member of Haqdarshak, a company that provides welfare services to the lower economic section of the society via an assisted-tech model. She did her PhD in Medical Oncology/Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof Sir Walter Bodmer (Ex-Chairman, Human Genome Project) at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, she was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship and the Horatio Symonds Scholarship. She worked in London for 3 years advising the government on health policies and the corporate sector on healthcare investments. She has an undergraduate degree in Chemical and Bioengineering from Johns Hopkins University. While in the USA, she was an active member of Engineers without borders (EWB) and collaborated with South African government bodies and local rotaries to initiate projects for adequate water supply for local deprived communities in South Africa.
Ms. Promila Zalpuri is an educationist and retired principal of Baroda High School, Alkapuri. Post-retirement she also worked as an educational consultant in Baroda Lions Club Education Trust and Alembic Group of Schools. Today Ms. Promila Zalpuri is the President of the Consortium for Inclusive Education from the time of its inception in 2018. She is now dedicated to making inclusive education for all a reality. The National Education Policy 2020 also states education for all as its objective. Ms. Promila is a master’s in Biochemistry and a bachelor’s in education from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Besides being a science and mathematics teacher, she is trained in ‘Skills for Adolescence’ a Lions and Quest Program and Master Trainer for a program by ‘Microsoft’ and ‘Intel Teach to the Future’ and was the president of Kshitij National Educators Network, Vadodara (Intel Teach to the Future) for 5yrs, which won a national award. She visited Mill Hill School London on a three-week Teacher Exchange Program between Mill Hill School London and Baroda Lions Club Education Trust, Vadodara.
Mrs. Shivangi Chitra is an experienced Maths teacher with Post Graduation in Education from London, M.Sc (Hons.) (Statistics) and B.Sc. (Mathematics) with 10 years of teaching experience in London, including leadership roles in some of the top schools of the UK. She started her career as a senior underwriting analyst within the financial services industry in London and then moved on to the education sector. Her focus areas are excellence in teaching & pedagogy, classroom management, data-driven improvements to performance and mentoring newly qualified teachers helping them improve their teaching practice. She has an extensive experience in design and delivery of education interventions. She returned to India and joined the Consortium for Inclusive Education as the Chief Operating Officer.
Ms. Pooja Bhosale has completed her Masters in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. During her masters she interned with Mann Deshi Foundation and prepared an Impact assessment report for their project – Digital Empowerment of rural entrepreneur women. For her research project she worked on Health effects of smokeless tobacco among rural women in Satara. She is a development practioner and has wide knowledge of the development sector. At present she is working as the Project Coordinator at Consortium for Inclusive Education. Her expertise lies in project planning and designing impactful programs for the society.