Hello! I'm Jayanti
I'm an education enthusiast - eager to provide engaging and holistic learning opportunities to all learners by reimagining the future of education. I’m passionate about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) or the “whole” child development to prepare learners for life. I'm equally excited about enhancing learner skills and success by harnessing the power of data and technology, or investigating and disseminating effective strategies for strengthening our education systems to prepare learners for facing the unknown.
In the past eight years, my self-fueled passion drove me to lead many initiatives for children in slums, learning centers for migrants, and low-cost private schools in India. Business Operations, Consulting, and Technology, at the same time, has empowered me to use my skills interchangeably, and simultaneously see the bigger picture and intricacies of ground projects. I've worked on the development and management of initiatives, projects, products, and programs touching the spheres of education and healthcare across Europe, India, the United States, and Zimbabwe.
PROGRAM DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
I've worked closely with the leadership and stakeholders on program design, implementation, and management for making a positive impact on children’s cognitive and socio-emotional skills.
For instance, over four years as the program lead of national drives for child rights advocacy at Child Rights and You, I contributed to expanding the program reach. At ZS, I revamped our engagement with the partner organization (NeeV) from intermittent support to bi-weekly life skills and academic modules for middle and high-schoolers. At HGSE, I designed an SEL intervention and its evaluation plan, including design and measurement, to support preschoolers’ socio-emotional well-being and build positive parent-child relationships for families experiencing homelessness.
CONSULTING AND EVALUATION
I've worked with several schools and school districts to redesign their programming to meet student needs and to incorporate student voices. For one, I designed a framework to define the north star for their project-based learning curriculum and a set of enabling conditions to achieve the program goals as they built the plane as they flew it. For another, I, along with my team, proposed recommendations to enhance the quality of and access to after-school programming.
All my projects have involved a common thread of understanding best practices from the existing literature, coordinating with stakeholders and partners to understand their challenges, and performing a needs assessment before designing solutions and proposing recommendations.
RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS
I've worked as a consultant to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Zimbabwe, for a policy research proposal on examining improvement areas in the competency-based primary and secondary curriculum to achieve the desired learning outcomes. I led the secondary research on teacher professional development, and along with my team, proposed a series of recommendations grounded in evidence from the in-country research.
I'm well-versed with qualitative techniques such as interviews, focus groups, and observations to carve out user requirements, and am also comfortable distilling and communicating complex quantitative and analytical insights.
While pursuing my masters at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of incredible education consulting, research, and design projects that have allowed me to grow. I hope you’ll enjoy viewing my projects as much as I enjoyed working on them. Go ahead and explore, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to learn more.
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ed.M. | International Education Policy
Harvard Ministerial Leadership Research Program, Zimbabwe
Graduate Research Assistant at The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Laboratory
Graduate Intern at Learning Innovations Laboratory (LILA), Project Zero
Outreach and Relations
ZS/NeeV Learning Center
CSR Lead | Education Program Manager & Partnerships
Program Design and Management, Partner Engagement, Funding Proposals, and Milestone Tracking
Business Operations Consultant
Project Management, Product Management, Client Engagement, Operations, and Data Analysis
Operational Excellence Leader
American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Child Rights and You
Dakshinpuri Community | Lead Volunteer
Community Engagement, Program Implementation and Management, National Awareness Campaigns, and Qualitative Research
University of Delhi, Hindu College
B.Sc.(Honors) | Physics
Physics Department Editorial Team Manager
Microsoft Excel - Advanced
Microsoft Access - Intermediary
Power Point - Advanced
Spanish - Elementary
STATA - Intermediary
Oracle SQL - Advanced
Tableau - Intermediary
Agile Methodologies - Intermediary