R Hema, a warm human being, comes from a traditional family. She is enriched with human values which makes her a special person in the Montessori world. She works as an assistant faculty member at the Indian Montessori Training Courses – Chennai and is ever ready to go the extra mile especially to facilitate learning for the students who enrol with Tamil background.

She completed her diploma in Montessori Education in 2004. Her passion to work with rural children set her on the journey to start a Montessori House of Children with an NGO called Rise Foundation in the village, Thimmanguthu near Coimbatore. In 2008 she moved to Chennai and has continued to work and support children in many ways directly and indirectly .