We are a former child welfare researcher and early childhood teacher who are passionate about supporting children and families.


Laura White

Laura is an early childhood educator. Prior to starting Devie, Laura taught three and four year-olds for the District of Columbia Public Schools in the U.S. She also has a master’s degree in early childhood special education and has taught a preschool autism intervention class, and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Puja Balachander

Puja is a user researcher and product designer. Prior to working on Devie, Puja worked in the Obama Administration, the City of Austin, and the World Bank to design policies, products, and services that improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families across the world including India, Madagascar, and the US. She has BA in International Development from American University, and an MBA from the University of Oxford.