Education Ed.D. (June 2009), Culture, Communities, and Education [2003-2009] Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Thesis Topic: Youth Theatre and Social Justice Education. Ed.M. Education. 2005. Harvard Graduate School of Education. M.A. 2002. Sociology. Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. B.A. 1998. Psychology. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
Current Recurring Work - Founding Educational Coordinator/Teaching Artist, Cutting Ball Theater - Resident Artist/Teaching Artist: SF Shakespeare Festival - Improv Teacher, Urban High School - Corporate Coach + Improv Instructor- Leela Improv, Peers & Players - Actor- LifeTheatre Services, San Francisco - Teaching Artist, American Conservatory Theater, Stagebridge. - Ensemble Member, Eth-noh-tec Asian American Storytelling Company - Actor (Acting Resume attached separately) - Director, Playwrights Center San Francisco - Writer- Enacte (Children’s plays), Eth-noh-tec (Stories meant to be told)
Corporate/Organization Personnel Coaching Experience “Voice and Confidence” at Studio ACT American Conservatory Theater ‘Improv for the the Workplace” Recent Collaborator-Organizations YouTube, McKesson, Cisco, HCL America, Huber, Chartis Ltd, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Lyra Health, Stanford University, SFUSD Middle School Professional Development.
University Teaching: University of San Francisco-Current (Teacher Education Program), Harvard Graduate School of Education, California State University, San Marcos, California Western School of Law, UC San Diego School of Medicine, University of San Diego School of Nursing, Stanford School of Medicine, Samuel Merritt School of Nursing, Santa Clara (guest lecturer)
Experience working in Public/Private/Charter schools (K-12) in the following school districts: San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Marin, North San Diego, San Diego, Boston, Cambridge, New Delhi (India).
2022: Commedia Dell’Arte- Lick Wilmerding High School
2017-2020: Theater Teaching Artist: Green Art Workshop, TheaterWorks, Berkeley Repertory Theater.
2018: Improv/Coach- Leela Improv
2012-2018: (Theatre, Creative Writing, Storytelling): New Conservatory Theatre; Young Audiences of Northern California, Cutting Ball Theatre, Noggins/El Jardin Homeschooling, San Carlos Children’s Theatre, Fogg Theatre, Friends Play Group (San Carlos)
Summer 2016: Developed summer camp curriculum for Enacte Theatre
Summer 2016: Wrote 2 Childrens plays based on Indian Folk Tales for Enacte Theatre
2016: Director: New Conservatory Theatre (Youth Aware’s Cootie Shots)
2016: Corporate Communications Training (using Theatre and Improv), HCL America.
2015-2016: Mindfulness Teacher, Mindful Arts Institute
2013: Interim Director of Arts Learning: Young Audiences of Northern California.
Summer 2013: Consultant and Teacher Trainer (Global Educational Academy, Los Angeles): Common Core and Arts Education Training.
2010-2012: Instructor, VPA321: Integrating Arts in the Classroom, Visual and Performing Arts Department, California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). [Final Student Collaborative Project: Devising a Puppetry Show for a Live Elementary School Audience that addresses Educational Standards in Science/Language Arts]
2012: Teaching Artist/Actor: Playwrights Project, San Diego.
2010-2012: Study Guide Developer/Teaching Artist, Student Matinee Program: The Old Globe, San Diego.
2011-2012. Drama Teaching Artist, TELL: Theater for English Language Learners, CENTER ARTES, Maryland Elementary School, Vista, CA.
2009-2010. Drama Teaching Artist, SUAVE program, TrioSSS (Social Justice & Equity Program) Center ARTES, San Diego.
2009-2011. Drama Teaching Artist, My Story: Teaching Literacy through the Arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE)
2010. Researcher for San Diego, National Opinion Researcher Center. “Teaching Artists”. Principal Investigator: Nick Rabkin.
2009-2011. Program Coordinator, Teaching Artist, and Staff Writer: Center ARTES, California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
2008-09, Instructor, Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education S310M: Creative Empowerment: Engaging Youth in the Community through the Arts.
2008-09, Instructor, Academic Writing Services, Harvard Graduate School of Education
2008-2009, Teacher Educator/Drama Instructor, University of Middle East, Boston, MA.
2006. Teaching Artist/Researcher. Summer Theatre Project, Mayors Youth Summer Employment Program, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MA.
2005-2007, Drama instructor/Drama Workshop leader, Peace Games, Boston, MA.
2004-2008: Teaching Fellow, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education