Every person is entitled to equality and social justice

Swetha Balakrishnan

Swetha joined Elevar in 2020 as Chief Of Staff. She deeply believes that every person is entitled to equality and social justice. Today there is inequity in the distribution & access to resources and opportunities. But this gap can be minimised if there are passionate and talented minds channelising their energies towards solving complex social problems.

Swetha has eight years of experience in the development sector, specifically in education and leadership. She began her journey in the sector as a Teach For India Fellow where she taught in a government school in Pune. Thereon, she worked as a Program Manager with the key responsibilities of coaching and training Fellows towards holistic student outcomes and setting up the city's ecosystem of support for secondary students. Thereafter, as Chief of Staff, she was responsible for driving organisational governance through the Leadership and Board and led the Kid Education Revolution project, an initiative to reimagine education at scale. After her time at Teach For India, Swetha spent a year with The Akanksha Foundation as their Expansion Consultant with the responsibility of developing their medium-term strategic priorities.

Swetha holds a Masters in International Logistics and Management from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. In her free time, Swetha enjoys sports and outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her family.