Meet the team

Meet the training and leadership team at the Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy. Our team comprises notable leaders, authors, and academics who are near or at the top of their respective fields.

Deepa Vijayan, lead instructor and founder of Quantico CCIL

Lead instructor

Deepa Vijayan

Deepa is the lead founder and instructor at Quantico CCIL. Deepa has expertise in content marketing and digital strategy. She is a consultant for government, arts, and healthcare industries, and was also a moderator for the Singapore Writers Festival. Her work has been featured on major media channels.

Arjun Khara, instructor and PhD researcher at Quantico CCIL

Instructor

Arjun Khara

Arjun is a co-founder and instructor at Quantico CCIL. Arjun has expertise in copywriting, information design, and web development. He is currently a PhD researcher and sessional lecturer at the Department of Typography, University of Reading. He is also a co-founder of the Singapore Silent Heroes Awards.

Jens Uwe Parkitny, instructor and director at Quantico CCIL

Instructor

Jens Uwe Parkitny

Jens was a founding member of Expedia, and later CEO of Gourmet Plus at Accor Asia-Pacific. His research on Myanmar’s tribes have received several accolades from governments, museums, and local communities. He is currently a director at Quantico CCIL with expertise in digital marketing and audience engagement.

James Félix, PhD and instructor at Quantico CCIL

Instructor

James Félix

James has a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Nottingham. His works on how to teach the humanities has appeared in textbooks as chapters and reference papers. He is currently a curriculum developer at Quantico CCIL, with expertise in arts communication and instructional design.

Joshua Kalinan, Master Sake Sommelier, visiting instructor at Quantico CCIL

Instructor (visiting)

Joshua Kalinan

Joshua is a Master Sake Sommelier and set a world record as first Singaporean to become Sake Sommelier of the Year, in 2018. Joshua is also an ACTA trainer and certified instructor. He is currently a visiting instructor at Quantico CCIL, and teaches cross-cultural communication strategies for networked societies.