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Shooting hoops and creating hope with Shaun

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Shaun is a non-profit founder and an educator with a passion for science, sports, leadership, diversity, and character education. He is the founder and president of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, an international education program operating in Chennai that uses basketball as a vehicle of change to leverage the athletic values of leadership, character, teamwork, and communication to develop academic parallels and opportunities for marginalized students. The academy also facilitates cultural exchange and leadership development for American student-athletes who serve as volunteer coaches and mentors. Shaun is also an administrator, teacher, and coach working in independent schools for the past twelve years, educating through the prisms of inclusivity and diversity, chemistry, and varsity basketball. He currently teaches and coaches at The Winchendon School in Massachusetts. Most recently, Shaun toured the first scaled tuition-free school Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Odisha presented a TEDx talk on Hope, was an invited guest to the Philadelphia 76ers Indian-American Heritage Night, and led his team within one win of a NEPSAC Championship. He has participated at the National Association of Independent School’s annual People of Color Conference and the Association of Independent Schools of New England’s Diversity Conference. Shaun has run a state assembly campaign for Indian-American candidate John Prakash Albert, has been assistant director of Harvard University and College of the Holy Cross’ summer basketball camps, and has coached over a two-dozen players who have played college basketball. He graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in chemistry and Masters from Marymount University in Educational Leadership. 

 


 

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