Shreyas Athavale joined the faculty at Cherokee Christian Schools in 2015. He teaches chemistry and biology at various grade levels. Dr. Athavale earned his Bachelor of Technology in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai, India in 2005. He then moved to the United States and earned his PhD in chemistry from Syracuse University in 2010. He was involved in higher research at Georgia Tech (2010-2014) and University of California Santa Barbara (2014-2015). Much of his work was published in renowned scientific journals and some of his work was featured in a NASA press release. Shreyas and his wife Rachel have three daughters, Alisha,Abigail, Aviva and one son, Luke. They are members at Faith Community Church. He is an avid follower of the sport cricket and enjoys reading.