B.A. in Biopsychology and African-American Studies, Oberlin College; M.A. in Elementary Education, American University. Chinvelu is a 4th grade teacher at The Children’s Storefront in New York City. In addition to teaching a general education curriculum she teaches upper school dancers in the form and techniques of various West-African dances. Prior to taking the position at The Children’s Storefront, Chinvelu was an Educational Specialist at Higher Vision: Children Aid’s Society, where she was the co-creator of the after school curriculum used to supplement high school and junior high school based instruction. Immediately preceding that she was a DC Teaching Fellow as a 3rd and 6th grade instructor at Hendley Elementary School in Washington D.C.