Nisha Nair is an art educator who is deeply interested in how meaningful art experiences can propel individual and social transformation, and in how teachers can promote such experiences for diverse learners. She is the Founder & Executive Director of ArtSparks Foundation, a nonprofit that uses visual art & design to foster 21st century learning and life skills in over 4000 children from underserved communities in India. ArtSparks also supports the development of teachers and local community women artists-facilitators. Prior to ArtSparks, Nisha served as program director at Studio in a School where she oversaw all aspects of bringing quality visual arts programming to 78 NYC public schools. Her tenure in education also includes serving as facilitator, researcher, curriculum specialist, teacher educator at the Harlem Children’s Zone, UNESCO, and Art21. Nisha is an award-winning designer recognized for her work for the Smithsonian, National Endowment for the Humanities, NASA, and more.