Sandhya is from Bangalore, which is a bustling cosmopolitan city in India. She has worked for seven years as an IB science teacher. She started her career as an international teacher in a tiny hill town in India called Kodaikanal and then moved to Malaysia.
She graduated from Bangalore University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Zoology and Microbiology. She also has a Master of Science in Biochemistry from Mysore University in India and a Master of Arts in Science Education from the University of Leeds in England.
She discovered her passion for teaching while volunteering at a non-profit company that provided free education, nutrition, and healthcare to underprivileged children from the slums of Bangalore. During that time, she learned that though teaching is very challenging, it is also extremely satisfying. Every small improvement or step forward made her feel like she had contributed to the child’s life. She decided to hone this passion by obtaining a degree in science education and working as a teacher. She’s looking forward to working with the ISE team and continuing to grow professionally.
When she’s not working, she keeps herself entertained by wandering around town, playing word games, listening to music, watching documentaries, pretending to understand soccer and spending time with her family and friends.