MPA, International Development
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2023
Ishita is from New Delhi, India. After studying economics at UPenn, she worked in economic consulting in Washington, D.C., for a year. She then returned to her hometown to work on evidence-informed development at IDinsight. In this role, she worked with government and nonprofit partners to improve financial inclusion outcomes, and developed a free resource that guides nonprofits on how to use evidence. She’s exploring what she would like to do after graduating, but imagines it will involve one or more of the following: global development, effective altruism, animal welfare, climate change, gender equity, monitoring and evaluation, and data science. In her free time, Ishita likes to read, play with dogs, and play board games.