MakerGhat's vision is to support underserved youth in becoming leaders and entrepreneurs who can enable social and economic change in their communities. To support this movement, they create low-cost brick-and-mortar labs that embody a do-it-yourself mindset or culture of 'making'. Through such safe, open, and resourced community spaces, their goal is to spark a cultural shift in who is part of and drives innovation in India and beyond.
Aditya Vishwanath is a Ph.D. student and Knight-Hennessy scholar at Stanford University, studying education and technology design with a focus on developing human-centered learning spaces and curriculums with technology. He previously worked on virtual reality at Google for Education. Aditya holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Azra Ismail is a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech where she studies intersections between gender, health, and data in slum communities in India. She has previously worked at Philips Research and the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Azra holds a degree in computer engineering from Georgia Tech.