Our Team


Sakshi Jain
Founder & Head of School

Sakshi Jain is the Founder and Head of School of GANAS Academy. With 15 years of school and community organization-based experience in counseling, teaching, and leadership, Ms. Jain is taking on education as the civil rights issue of our generation. Through GANAS Academy, a Tk-5 public charter school in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Jain will provide the students of Los Angeles with an exceptional public education that affords students opportunities and freedoms that may not otherwise be possible. Ms. Jain holds a BA in Sociology and Education from UCLA, a Masters in Counseling at Loyola Marymount University and Master of Science in Education and Special Education from Touro College.

Jasmine Ruiz
Business Operations Manager

Jasmine Ruiz is the Business Operations Manager for GANAS Academy, bringing over 14 years of experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. From previous positions in growing organizations, Ms. Ruiz has directly impacted multiple strategic initiatives, from business development to communications, event planning, operations, human resources and more. With Ms. Ruiz’s proficiency in working with multiple stakeholders to build functioning systems to meet emerging needs, she is charged with developing GANAS Academy’s operational structure, student recruitment pipeline and school culture of excellence. Ms. Ruiz has completed master’s level coursework in Nonprofit Management, with a specialty in Organizational Change Management, at The New School for Public Engagement in New York City, in addition to obtaining her bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).