Learning Community Facilitator
B.A. Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College
A.A.S. Early Childhood Education, North Seattle Community College
Josh is a passionate advocate for children and youth. He has been studying the science of learning and supporting self-driven learners of all ages since 2006 in a variety of contexts. He is interested in the right mix of adult, peer and technological support and the place of real-world projects to optimize academic, social, and character growth.
Pallab Midya, Ph.D.
Secretary of the Board
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
B.Tech (Hons.), Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India.
Pallab is one of the founders of Apogee Academy. He is very interested in education and educational technology like EDX, Coursera and Khan Academy. He is an inventor with
44 issued US patents. He has a lifelong interest in research and development.
Brindaban Bihari Das, Ph.D.
President of the Board
Ph.D. in Philosophy from Benares Hindu University, India.
Dr. Das is an eminent educationist. He is the founder of many schools in India that provide affordable high quality
edcation for thousands of students. He also conducts an annual conference on Philosophy and is invited to talk at
many academic venues. Dr.Das has traveled to dozens of countries and speaks more than a dozen languages
fluently. He visits the US and Apogee Academy annually.
Abi Bhattacharyya, MD, Ph.D.
Treasurer of the Board
M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
M.S. and Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
B.Tech (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, India
Abi is a life long learner and researcher with great interest in education. He is also an accomplished musician and speaks five languages.