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Varsha Gandikota
MPA Graduate , Princeton University
Princeton, United States
Princeton University's MPA Graduate, specializing in international development and gender. Top performer as a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 leaders across countries, founder and president of an NGO of 8 years addressing student civic engagement, and have worked with governments and international organisations. Interested in working in the intersection of gender and economic justice.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
By way of background, I’ve worked in the NGO, government and private sectors, having spent substantial time running a student non-profit in Hyderabad - I founded an organization for student activists with the mission to engender civic engagement in adolescents; Managed projects including community organizing, fundraising, and protests.

Immediately before Princeton, I worked as a strategy consultant for insurance and retirement programs in Hong Kong and New York - I delivered projects of cross-functional expertise and advanced analytic problem solving to deal with management challenges of Fortune 100 organization leaders. I also briefly served as a consultant on the Economic Development Board for the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Most recently, I worked on projects in Turkey with UNFPA and in Nigeria with IOM and Mercy Corps.


Education:
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs - Master in Public Affairs (MPA);
Specialization: International Development, Gender Justice

Delhi University, Lady Shri Ram College -- Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (Honors) - First Division
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships
  • Being headhunted – make me an

    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Telugu
    Nationality:
    India
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