John is a teacher of Computer Science and Making at the American School of Bombay. His background is in video game development and he has spent the past six years living in Mumbai, India promoting programming at all ages and Making within International schools. He has presented around the world on Gamification, Programming, and Making and is also author of the book Maker Minds, a guide for schools to integrate making. He has a passion for coding, video games, robotics, and sharing these skills with students of all ages.
Nina has taught Grade 2 at the American School of Bombay for the past five years. She moved to India with her husband and two children, who are currently in high school. Nina is truly inspired by the team's passion for robotics and their efforts to promote STEM within ASB and the greater community! She regarded the FIRST competition in Sydney last month as a fantastic experience. Her favorite aspect of the competition was the relationship building between the various teams and the supportive, collaborative spirit that was pervasive for the entirety of the event! She is looking forward to continuing to support this dynamic team at the upcoming FIRST World Competition in Houston.
Geetanjali is a parent mentor with a background in marketing & communications. Former CEO of a niche consultancy, Gee has been actively involved with Pangaea's mentor robotics team from India – R Factor from 2015 to 2017. Her past involvement with Robotics led to coffee conversations with Pangaea mentor John and the seeding of the ASB Robotics Team.
She lives with her husband and Pangaea's own Adi in Mumbai. Her current stint is with Discovery Channel India evangelizing new platforms for millennials on multiple screens.
She believes her weekends spent with Team Pangaea have energized her. It has been gratifying for her to see students from different cultures with different skill sets come together with a common purpose of building and promoting STEM. She advocates the need to Evolve Through Mentoring on various forums and is excited about building a sustainable mentoring platform for upcoming STEM initiatives at ASB & beyond.