Lakshmi (Hema) Mahadevan is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
A native of India, Lakshmi came to the USA as a doctoral student in 1998. After completing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2002, she began her career as a program coordinator at Texas A&M University. For the past 11 years, Lakshmi has been with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and has focused on developing and delivering quality professional development programs for public school educators in Texas.
Lakshmi serves the Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley program as the Continuing Quality Improvement Coordinator. She oversees the delivery of SFBV’s programs such that all clients can expect to receive a superior educational experience. She also ensures that all SFBV staff adhere to quality improvement standards.
In her spare time Lakshmi loves to spend time with her dog, Maxie (widely described as the best behaved Chihuahua in the world), travel and read. She also enjoys meeting new people and is particularly excited to be given the opportunity to do so through the SFBV program.