Deepa Srikantaiah is an international education specialist. Deepa started ArtLight Global because she believes the intersections of mathematics and arts education provides an empowering conduit for the voices of those who are poor, vulnerable, and marginalized. Deepa has over 15 years of experience working in international education and development. Her regional focus is South Asia and the US, but she has also worked in East Asia and in Eastern and Southern Africa. Her research interests are in math, STEM, and arts education and employment for poor, marginalized, and vulnerable populations. Deepa has a Ph.D. in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.