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Our Team

Our Vision
A world in which empowered girls and women can confidently study, use and shape technology - and in which their doing so is both highly visible and totally unsurprising.

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PRANATI BAGCHI, FOUNDER

I am a mother of a girl and a passionate educator with 15 years of teaching experience across The United States, India, and Singapore. 

 

I founded The Lavender Spaceship Project because I want to give every little girl a chance to learn to code and develop computer literacy in an environment where they feel a sense of belonging. We have designed a program that is specially curated for girls - keeping their learning styles and interests in mind while exposing them to strong female role models in STEM fields. 

I want to see that for the girls, making a meaningful impact through technology isn’t just possible, it’s to be expected. Will every Lavender Spaceship girl go on to a career in tech? Maybe not. But understanding the value of technology – how it works, and how to make it work for them -- means they (and the women they’ll become) won’t ever fear it.

ADVISORY BOARD

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GRACE PARK

Grace is the Co-Founder and President of DocDoc, the world's first patient intelligence company, which harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to provide patients with information to make optimal healthcare decisions. Prior to DocDoc, Grace has held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies like Medtronic and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

 

Grace is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School alongside an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 

Grace supports the idea of exposing girls to STEM at an early age. She believes that high STEM literacy is needed to build a strong and sustainable society which will help alleviate the problem of the gender gap in STEM fields. Grace believes in Lavender Spaceship's vision and is excited to share her experience and expertise to propel the mission of the company to greater heights. 

MEET THE TEAM

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Jen Alon

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Kavita Kaur

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Nadiah Nisthar

Nadiah holds a degree in Molecular Biology and Applied Chemistry and works as a Chemist at a leading pharmaceutical company. She has been teaching girls how to code for more than three years. As a dedicated teacher, Nadiah wants to develop a love for programming and technology among young girls.  When not working, Nadiah loves to explore the world of Minecraft.

Jen has joined the team as an Assistant Director of Education. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a major in Computer Application from De La Salle College, Philippines. She is a certified Coding, Math, and English instructor. Jen is committed to fostering confidence in young girls, encouraging them to envision themselves as future tech-savvy leaders.

Kavita holds a Bachelor's degree in Life Science and a Master's degree in Computing from the National University of Singapore. As someone who has been working in the STEM field for over 8 years, she is passionate about helping girls cultivate an interest in science and technology at an early age so that they may one day make significant contributions in the field.

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Pei Yee Lee

Pei Yee is a year 3 undergraduate studying computer science. She started programming in university and slowly became more passionate about coding when she got more exposure to working on some of the cool projects. She hopes to pass this spark of interest to more girls and guide them on taking their first step into the world of programming. 

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Zubaidah Dadlani

Zubaidah is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University Singapore, with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Creative Writing. She is passionate about writing and medical science. Zubaidah hopes that more young women will be inspired to pursue STEM by sharing the plethora of opportunities they can explore, and how fun and engaging it can be!

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Marie Goh

Marie is an engineer who has worked in Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom. She holds a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London and a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. Marie hopes that her work can inspire young girls to engineer a sustainable future for all of us. 

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Renee Teo

Renee is a graduate of the National University of Singapore with a major in Data Science and Analytics. She is currently working as a Data Analyst at a multi-national company. Outside work, she enjoys sports and adventure! Through Lavender Spaceship, she hopes that girls will become bolder in taking on opportunities in the tech world. 

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Tamiz Thendral

Tamiz is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in green electronics at Nanyang Technological University. She finds STEM exciting and wants to share her passion with young girls. Tamiz loves reading history and biographies.

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Amelia Tay

Amelia is a final year Information Systems undergraduate studying at Singapore Management University. She actively supports communities around her by mentoring juniors in both programming and personal development. In the future, she hopes to continue building intuitive digital products that can make someone’s day a little better, life a little easier.

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Rabiya Begam

Rabiya Begam is a graduate from PSG College of Technology, with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. With a background as a Frontend Developer, she has transitioned into the role of a UI/UX Designer. Passionate about new technologies, she enjoys participating in hackathons and collaborating with others in STEM to create unique tech solutions.

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