Avani Palkhiwala hails from a family of artists and engineers.

Creativity combined with a curiosity about how things worked, led to a Masters from New York University’s innovative Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2007. Avani graduated from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in 2001 with a BS in Fine Arts and Computer Science.

She currently works as a freelance designer, illustrator & programmer. [She specializes in educational content and game design.] Over the last three years, Avani has had the pleasure of teaching everything from programming to physical computing at her alma mater, where her public speaking ability was put to the test. In her free time she enjoys firing up her soldering iron and baking, but not at the same time.