A person with light brown skin and short grey hair is wearing a pinkish red saree. She is smiling at the camera outdoors.

Jaya Pandey is a storyteller, blogger, and community builder, born and raised in India. Jaya lives in Franklin with her husband and two sons, and her younger son is on the Autism spectrum.

She earned her Masters in Chemistry and has taught high school in India. Currently, she works as a business analyst in a finance firm. She is passionate about writing, cooking, music, traveling, and connecting people to one another. She writes about various issues on her blogs. She uses Sarees as a medium to talk about social causes, disability, and life as an immigrant woman and a Special Needs child’s mother. She founded Desi Moms Network, a global community that connects Indian moms with Special Needs children to encourage them to be each other’s combined strength, support, and resource.

She is very involved in the Indian community in Massachusetts and works on raising awareness about special needs and Autism.