Nishi Andra, M.Ed.

Co-Founder and Chief conceptualizer, Enlight ignite, LLc

 

Nishi spent her adolescent years growing up in Boston. She originally worked as an engineer by day and a science tutor in the evenings. Once the education bug bit her, it was only a matter of time before she would make a full transition to the education field.

In Austin, she started working as an educator at a budding school now known as Skybridge Academy, where she began as a math teacher and eventually became co-director and chief navigator. There she created, implemented, and managed an innovative program that offers personal education, project-based learning, and interdisciplinary classes that aim to inspire lifelong learners.

Alongside her work at Skybridge Academy, Nishi completed the master’s program in Learning Technologies within the nationally ranked University of Texas at Austin College of Education. Her graduate study culminated in the development of a compelling program that leverages educational technologies to provide a relevant and authentic learning environment.

In 2017 Nishi moved to Washington, D.C., which served as her launchpad into the world of international development. She recently completed a six-month internship with UNICEF in Namibia, supporting the Technology for Development (T4D) pilot project implemented in rural areas to bridge the digital divide and supporting the Ministry of Education and Arts with the Education Management Information System (EMIS) to ensure timely publications and data-driven decision making.

Given her desire to help diverse educational systems evolve and flourish in a changing climate, Nishi seized the opportunity to start Enlight Ignite with her dream team of fellow co-founders and co-conspirators. She looks forward to fueling the embers of this new endeavor to a steady fire that will shed light, provide warmth, and create a community that is looking for solutions, whether they come from the Hill Country of Texas, the streets of Sydney, or the rural villages of Vietnam.