PhD Student and Fellow, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (United Nations Foundation), Washington University in St Louis

A Doctoral student of Social Sciences and a McDonnell International Scholar at the Washington University in St. Louis, I hold a trans-disciplinary academic background combining policy and management skills through my Masters' in Social Entrepreneurship & Management together with an engineering proficiency in Chemical Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai. I have worked as a management consultant in KPMG and AC Nielsen. My clients included various international organizations, Indian government, and private corporations. My research and professional expertise focuses on low income energy services and rural development.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Doctoral Student of Social Sciences and McDonnell International Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2010–2012
    Management Consultant, KPMG
  • 2009–2009
    Research Associate, AC Nielsen

Education

  • 2010 
    School of Management & Labor Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship & Management
  • 2008 
    Institute of Chemical Technology (Formerly UDCT), Mumbai, Bachelor of Chemical Technology
  • St. Louis, Missouri
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