Ramya is excited about STEM learning, having grown up with a high school math teacher for a mum and an engineer for a dad. A strong base in math and science was inculcated from a young age and she went to on graduate in Chemistry at University.
Later, as a recruiter in the workplace, focussing on hiring computer programmers and engineers, she noticed something over the years. The people who did very well in the interviews and who then proceeded to have successful careers in the company had something in common- strong foundation in math, good critical thinking and problem solving skills and effective communication.
A desire to develop strong math skills in school students and change the current perception of math from boring to fun was the reason she started Lantern Academy.
Ramya has a Bachelors degree in Science, specialising in Chemistry from Bombay University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia