Our Team


John Sebastian M J


As the Chief Strategy Officer, John is Life-Lab’s north star. Prior to Life-Lab, John has had over 10 years of experience in strategy, operations and entrepreneurship.

When he is not busy, you’ll find him going on long walks or playing the harmonica.


Manasi Patil


Manasi is responsible for all production and training operations. Before Life-Lab, Manasi studied at Carnegie Mellon University, and taught 34 third-graders as a Teach for India fellow.

She loves exploring cultures by traveling, and can speak 6 different languages.


Sridhar Pichaimuthu

R & D Head

Sridhar ensures that Life-Lab continues to create products & programs that make learning fun.

In his previous life, he studied at IISc and worked as an embedded engineer. Now he helps children participate in international robotics competitions for fun.



R & D Specialist

Purushottam has over 22 years of experience in toy designing. As the lead designer at Life-Lab, he innovates curriculum-based fun science experiments using frugal, everyday objects.


Aditya Ramachandran

Client Relationship Manager

Aditya is the (smiling) face of Life-Lab. He is also a semi-professional mango plucker, travel planner, football lover and an adventure sport enthusiast.


Naresh Bainsla

Production Manager

Naresh heads production at Life-Lab. He has about 10 years of experience in the manufacturing industry.

Naresh loves to travel and has lived in a dozen cities across India.


Samadhan Shinde

Program Manager

Samadhan ensures effective on-ground implementation of our program. Before Life-Lab, Samadhan was a teacher for 5 years.

He is an avid reader of Marathi literature, and has written over 50 poems in Marathi.


Vivek Magar

Graphic Designer

Vivek works his magic to make science more interesting to kids by communicating it visually. Before joining the team, Vivek earned his M. F. A. and has worked on various comics, books and films.

Vivek avidly pursues his interest in singing, both outside and inside the office.

Sindoori N K

Sindoori N K

R & D Executive

Sindoori helps design activities that make learning science fun and easy. She has completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, and has won many state-level science project competitions. Basically, she is a complete champion at all things science.


Lewitt Somarajan

Founder & CEO

Lewitt started Life-Lab in 2012 while he was still a Fellow at Teach for India. He sets the direction and paves the path for Life-Lab. Lewitt is an Acumen Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow.

An accidental author and a deliberate jokester, he ensures everyone is still laughing while creating institutional changes.