How far can our students go if we meet them where they are and explain things how they learn best?
Anupama (Ana) Krishnan
Ana always knew she wanted a job where she could work closely with people, help others, and explain complex concepts in an accessible, easy-to-digest way. She took a circuitous route to realize that teaching checks all her boxes. Ana is a 2020 graduate of Olin College of Engineering, where she learned core engineering principles using project-based learning and human-centered design and was heavily involved in student support.
Before coming to NEIA, Ana was a virtual math and computer science tutor for students from under-resourced schools all over the country. She learned about her students as unique individuals and helped build their self-confidence and bring their foundational math skills to grade-level proficiency and beyond.
Ana is passionate about human-centered design, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, demystifying math, running, and baking.
B.S., Engineering with a Concentration in Design, Olin College of Engineering
WHAT SHE’D WHISPER IN THE EAR OF HER 15-YEAR-OLD SELF
You can learn a lot (especially about yourself) from taking the indirect path. It’s not weak to be vulnerable. Root your actions in being kind, fair, and compassionate!