Getting to Know Us

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Sowmmiya Somanathon Empowers Educators with a Better Way to Teach STEM

During Sowmmiya’s perfect day, she’d connect educators with Labster, climb her cherry tree, and dream about eventually opening her own school.

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Sowmmiya and her dog, Innium. “My daughter; when she was a year old, she kept saying ‘Inium’. The name doesn't have any meaning, but to me, it made perfect sense for a puppy.”

Why did you join the Labster team?

Labster is a way you can introduce science in a different aspect for students. We didn’t have that [kind of] solution when we were doing our program and science courses. I found the product to solve the pain.

I actually made a list of companies that I would like to work for, and Labster was one among them. I was already in love with the company when I joined.

What makes you successful at conducting sales calls?

I understand science, and I understand the product. Plus, I once was a teacher, so I’ve been interested in pedagogy for a long time. I understand what it is for a teacher to take a class through challenging subject matter.

What do you do in your free time?

My stress relief is doing walks in my garden. I do a circle, and I climb the tree, pick some cherries, eat some cherries, and just look at the sky. So, that’s me – very simple. My world is so small – my husband, me, my daughter, a dog, and a house.

“I once was a teacher. I understand what it is for a teacher to take a class through challenging subject matter.” – Sowmmiya Somanathon

What is your long-term life goal?

I will teach again. My long-term goal is to start a school for the underprivileged and kids with special needs.

Sowmmiya Somanathon
Sowmmiya’s cherry tree, or as she calls it, her “stress reliever.”

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Sowmmiya Somanathon is Labster’s Regional Director of Science Partnerships for Australia and New Zealand. If you’re an instructor searching for a virtual lab for your science courses in ANZ, get in touch with Sowmmiya now!

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