Kaushik Mitra is a planetary geochemist. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, India after completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences. He is currently trying to find out "Why is the Red Planet Red?" He taught chemistry to Class XI and XII from 2010-2016 when he was in India and now continues his passion for teaching on his YouTube channel.