Our Team

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Meet our Team

Founder / Educator

Nitesh Sil

2011
Soka University of America, CA, USA
B.A in Liberal Arts/Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration

2011-2013
Educational Non-Profit

2015
Founded DIG International in August

2020
DePaul University, Chicago, USA.
M.Ed in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship

2020
DePaul University, Chicago, USA.
Started Ph.D in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship

Educator

Maria Fernanda Sanchez

2005
Soka University of America, CA, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts/Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration

2006
Soka University of America, CA, USA
Master of Arts in Second and Foreign Language Education

2012 フラクソ (FLACSO)
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Specialization in Early Childhood Education

2023
Busan University of Foreign Studies
Busan, South Korea
Ph.D. in English Communication

Educator

Kiyomi Muro

2020  Soka University of America, CA, USA BA in Liberal Arts/ Humanities Concentration

2022年 (修了予定) 英国王立音楽大学 パフォーマンス科学 修士課程 Royal College of Music, London, UK MSc in Performance Science expected in 2022

 

Educator

Nilima Sil

2003-2008
Lady Shri Ran College For Women and Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
BA (Hons) In Political Science & MA in Politics (International Relations)

2006
India Youth Cadet Ambassador to the United Kingdom

2008
India Team to SAARC Youth Summit, Bangladesh
2012 Commonwealth Fellow

2008-2019
Educational NGO Co-Founder and Director – Mental Health Non-Profit

2022
DePaul University, Chicago, USA.
M.Ed in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship

Educator

Tayná Baptista Ferreira

2018-2022
Soka University of America, CA, USA
B.A in Liberal Arts / International studies Concentration

2025 (Expected Graduation)
University of California, Los angeles (UCLA) and Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
Double Masters Degree in Global and Comparative Urban Planning and Governance

Educator

Yuki Miyoshi

2018-2022
Soka University of America, CA, USA
B.A in Liberal Arts/Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration

2022-2024
Soka University of America, CA, USA.
M. A in Educational Leadership and Societal Change

Non-teaching staff

Yui Yoshioka

Japan

Special Lecturers

Special Lecturer

Michael Cornell Educator, USA

2011
State University of New York College at Geneseo
Bachelor of Science in Childhood & Special Education with a Concentration in Environmental Studies

2013
Teachers College, Columbia University
Master of Arts in Elementary Education-Professional Certification

2019
DePaul University, Chicago, USA.
M.Ed in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship Employment: New York City Department of Education

Special Lecturer

Benson Wereje Social Entrepreneur, Africa 

2008-2013
Bacherlor’s degree in Education

International Fellowships

2013
Tutu Fellowship Award, Africa
Echoing Green Fellowship, United States of America

2015
Ashoka Fellowship, India

2005
Present Co-founder and Director of Education NPO in Africa
Co- founder and Country Director of COBURWAS International Youth Organization, Africa

Special Lecturer

Candace Kapakos, Special Educator, USA

2010
New York State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education (1-6) Concentration: Mathematics

2012
New York State University Buffalo Graduate School Education
Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Masters of Science in Education, Special Education: Childhood (1-6)

2019
American De Paul University Graduate School “Value Creation Education for World City Development ” De Paul
University, Chicago, Illinois
Masters of Education in Value-Creating Education for Global citizenship

2016-Present
Lea Hill Elementary School, Auburn School District, Auburn, WA
Special Education Teacher, Resource Room / Inclusion

Special Lecturer

Dr. Pavitra Kavya Assistant Professor, USA

2009
Soka University of America, CA, USA
BA in Liberal Arts / Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration

2012
University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
MS in Industrial / Organizational Psychology – University of Texas

2013-2016
Senior Associate – Leadership and Organizational Development, Infosys Limited

2020
Ph.D. Obtained
Ph.D. in Organizational Communication–University of Oklahoma

2020—Currently
Assistant Professor, Communication Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Special Lecturer

Scott Bower, Educator, USA

2015
Soka University of America, CA, USA
BA in Liberal Arts / Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration

2016
Educator, Colégio Soka do Brasil- São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2016-2019
Board of Representative: SUA alumni association

2019
DePaul
University, Chicago, USA.
M.Ed in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship

2020
Currently the creator and host of “Be A Global Citizen!” podcast.

2022
Currently Soka University of America Admission Counselor

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