Vikas Srivastava, M.Ed. has been professional educator for over 20 years. Vikas is currently serves as the Director of Mindfulness at Legacy Early College in Greenville, South Carolina. Vikas also works as an independent educational consultant and Mindfulness coach to a variety of businesses and organizations. Vikas completed a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with an emphasis Curriculum, Culture and Philosophy at Harvard University Graduation School of Education, and a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis on Ethnic Identity, Urban Studies and Post-modernity at UCSD.
Vikas specializes in mindfulness, non-violence, creative confidence, entrepreneurial mindset and sustainability. Vikas’ presentations and publications include Gandhian School Design, Deconstructing Diversity, The Mindful School Project and Nonviolent Social Change through Arts & Technology. Vikas is currently piloting a framework that integrates Mindfulness, Restorative Justice and the Native American Medicine Wheel.
Vikas supports TKF because the work we do is based on a real story, addresses real struggles and produces real change. TKF is about walking the talk, facing challenges and doing the work. We do this in schools, within the organization and within our personal lives. Vikas has spent real time with Azim, Ples, and Tasreen and know first-hand there's nothing hypothetical about what they preach.
Vikas always wanted to be a teacher growing up. He meditates as much as possible every day and plays at least one instrument every day. Vikas began cooking in his family restaurant at the age of 11. Jazz is his life and his life is jazz. Improvisation is the path to enlightenment. Vikas’ kids claim he is an introvert, but he assures them he is an extrovert and that he just doesn’t socialize with humans much.