"If somebody like that can do it, why not me?"

- Sabari Raja, Nepris

For Sabari Raja, exposure to a world different from her own at a young age sparked the realization that she could aspire for more than what she was familiar with. Now as CEO of Nepris, she brings that spark to other students. Nepris is an ed-tech company that connects students and school districts to industry via virtual trainings. With the onset of Covid-19, they opened their platform to parents for free to help keep kids engaged while quarantining. Erin Autin talked to Sabari about growing up in rural India, addressing the digital divide while students learn from home, and connecting employers to rural communities in Texas.