Vrinda Loiwal has been working in the field of education since 2012. She is an alumnus of Harvard University, and the founder of Center for Social Emotional Learning (CSEL) – a learning design company specializing in building curricula, assessments and teacher training for SEL, DEI, workplace readiness skills, well-being and metacognitive skills.
She is driven by the question: How might we provide children and young adults experiences that foster authentic expression and belonging, disrupt the existing cycles of shame and trauma, and build skills such as self awareness, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and relationship skills?
Since its inception in 2019, CSEL has served over 16 clients such as large edtech companies like ClassDojo and PowerSchool in the US, large government bodies like the National Skill Development Corporation and Delhi Directorate of Education, non-profit entities like YuWaah at UNICEF, and research bodies like Sambodhi Research and Communications in India.
Prior to running CSEL, Vrinda worked directly with children and teachers in extremely under-served communities in India (2010-15), post which she worked at Summit Public Schools – partnered with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (USA, 2016-17) and UNESCO MGIEP (India, 2018-19).