Who We Are

Our Team

Sweta Raghavan

Founder & Managing Director

Sweta founded Scientists & Co. with the vision of promoting fair access to education for all children and developing a culture of scientific curiosity in young people. Having begun teaching underprivileged children while still an undergraduate herself, she has over six years of pro-bono teaching and mentoring experience in the U.K and India, and has worked with charities, policy makers and educational institutions. Currently, a final year Ph.D. student at King’s College London, she studies novel protein interactions that control lung epithelial cell migration and stability, which is important to understand the biology of lungs under homeostatic and inflammatory conditions. She is also the Founder & President of the King’s Doctoral Students’ Association, and heads the King’s Think Tank’s Global Health Policy Centre. A culture enthusiast and linguaphile, Sweta enjoys reading and travelling.
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Roksana Nikoopour

Director of Operations

Roksana is a 2nd year PhD student at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics investigating the molecular basis of inherited heart conditions from a structural biology perspective. She has accumulated a significant amount of teaching experience, both at the undergraduate level by demonstrating in lab sessions at King’s and also by working as a teaching assistant in a secondary school in London as well as on her year abroad in Spain. Her role involves organising the logistics of the programme and ensuring everyone knows what they are doing! In her spare time she enjoys playing both the violin and viola.
Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein

Sunil Jain

Social Media Manager

Sunil has been with Scientists & Co. since its inception and shares a passion for helping underprivileged children. He has over three years of experience in the areas of web development, content management, advertising and marketing. An enthusiastic blogger and tweeter, his blog Tech18 is now in its eighth year. In his spare time, Sunil enjoys playing cricket and chess.
The moment you stop helping each other, that's the end of your blogging life

Lizzy Foxall

Project Director (Monitoring & Evaluation)

Lizzy strongly believes that a career in science should be accessible to students from all backgrounds. From the UK, she has studied Biological Sciences at the University of York, Cell Biology at UCL and is currently a PhD student at King’s College London. In her PhD, she is investigating the mechanisms by which immune cells migrate throughout the body, to sites of infection or tissue damage. Lizzy grew up in Hertfordshire in the UK and in Singapore, where she gained an understanding of the global differences in science education that can help or restrict students’ access to scientific careers. As well as scientific research, Lizzy’s interests include travel, literature, films and the environment.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela