Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Puja C.
Location: Mumbai, India
Experience With Elevate K-12: 2 years
Current Role: Lead Software Developer
Describe what you do in one sentence.
My role is to understand the business requirements, discuss each workflow with my team members, and implement the new functionalities by allocating different tasks within my team.
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
Being a part of a team where everyone works really hard to make the product better and improve the live classroom experience and student engagement.
Every day we tackle new challenges and create opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of our students.
What’s a “normal” day like for you at Elevate K-12?
To be honest, every new day brings new challenges and new ways to solve them. My day starts with a stand-up meeting where we discuss current progress and difficulties of assigned tasks. Then we conduct brainstorming sessions to discuss production issues and new feature requests and decide a path forward. Throughout the day I give technical guidance to my team members while working on my own assigned tasks.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
The collaborative work environment here, especially across departments is so refreshing to see! It truly does feel like we are all one team. Everyone is so supportive and always willing to go out of their way to help each other. I enjoy being part of a team where everyone is a problem solver!
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
What we are doing is making a HUGE difference! We are giving equal opportunity to each student to learn and grow. At the same time, we are providing work from home opportunities to teachers, which is so important nowadays. Being a part of Elevate K-12, I can confidently say that I am contributing towards the brighter future of students and education.
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
One of my best moments has been the launch of our In-House Virtual Classroom platform that went live last year. The entire team worked really hard to make the new platform ready within the deadline. Making both the legacy and new systems work seamlessly together was the most challenging part. But we did it and continue to iterate on it today!
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
I love traveling – exploring new places, experiencing new cultures, and cuisines! I like cooking myself and am an avid reader.
Thanks, Puja C.