Sunanda Vaidheesh

Writer | Learning Designer | Program Manager

About Me


I completed my B.A. in sociology and global development studies at Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) in 2012 and my Ed.M in technology, innovation, and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Cambridge, MA) in 2013.


I currently work at Google, as a Program Manager for Google Cloud Certifications. I’ve previously worked on internal product training efforts at Google, created digital learning products at Pearson Education, supported online course development at HarvardX, and interned with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Public Learning Media Laboratory, and Jobs for the Future.


I was born in Mumbai, India, spent my childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, and moved back to India as a teenager. I then attended college amidst an ocean of corn in Grinnell, Iowa. Next, I moved to Boston where I went to graduate school and worked for over a year.  I’ve now lived in Chicago, IL, for the last three years, where I stay in a sunny apartment that features a very comfortable red couch.