Dr Heidi Nast

(Managing Trustee)

(Biographical information forthcoming)

Dr Devesh Radhakrishnan


I am a Senior Scientist and Upstream Lab Lead in the Manufacturing Science and Technology Department at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. with a PhD in Chemical Engineering (University of Delaware) and MTech (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay). TIGS’ work promoting geography education in India inspires me. As a DUSA trustee, I help monitor and update the TIGS website and help with the annual International Geography Youth Summit.

Dr Chandra Shekhar Balachandran

(Founder, Trustee)

I am a Bengaluru native. I earned my PhD in Geography at Kent State University, Ohio. After teaching in the US for about 20 years, I returned to India in 2000 and I started TIGS to help deliver more relevant and engaging geography education.

Through TIGS, I have worked to offer non-formal geography education in different formats primarily for school children, and for anyone else interested. (Here is my CV)