Meet the board!

Swapnaa Jayaraman
Founder and Director

I: work on understanding how young humans learn and applying that knowledge to improve access to quality education and a better life.

Favorite quote: “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.” - Confucius

My dream for Pudiyador: Enable our children to forge their own paths towards being independent, happy, and productive individuals who eventually play the part of Pudiyador for future generations.

Pinak Kishore
Secretary, Treasurer

I: engineer technologies to make cars smarter, internet faster and transform the wired world into a wireless one using Bluetooth. I'm an avid sports enthusiast and have a curiosity to understand markets and investing. Education has made everything possible for me, and I want to do my part to make it accessible to kids who are not as fortunate as I was.

Favorite quote: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobs

My dream for Pudiyador: To give the kids the courage to dream; to give them an education that turns those dreams into reality; to give parents hope that their kids will finally break free from the cycle of poverty.

Ravin Pan
Policy Advisor

I: teach. From a rural high school in Mobaye, Central Africa Republic to an urban high school in Detroit, Michigan, you can now find me in the classrooms at California State University-Sacramento trying to connect mathematics to the students.

Favorite quote: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso

My dream for Pudiyador: To be a source of comfort, encouragement, and happiness for the children.