As a young man studying at the Rishi Valley school, founded by philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnan learned that if one is going to do something, then it should be done with excellence and joy. His education was of the “total” human being—paying equal attention to technical skill, self-knowing, and inner awakening. Krishnan applies this philosophy at home, focusing on life around him at his small hobby farm, and at PSC as he analyzes data, statistics, and all things numbers.

As a senior consultant on PSC’s evaluation team, Krishnan artfully transforms data into actionable information and measures outcomes of policies and programs. With passion and excellence, he strives to visualize the “total being” of numbers and create a full, easy-to-understand picture out of all the tiny data pieces.

Before coming to PSC, Krishnan worked at the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education, where he calculated and reported on Michigan’s core performance indicators.


A Little More…

Education: BS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine, an MPA from George Washington University, and an MS in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University

With PSC since: August 2008 (the first time), February 2018 (the second time)

PSC superpower: Using his carefully cultivated inner peace to bring harmony to the world around him

Favorite part of working at PSC: A bevy of research that needs doing and working with so many inquisitive minds

Why Michigan? Maya (Hindu concept stating the world is an illusion) and Maya (daughter)