Anjali earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in Human Development and Family Sciences and an M.P.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her strong desire to improve maternal and child well-being has led to roles in research, evaluation, and analysis across multiple university centers, including Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Population Health at the University of Texas System.
She’s also worked in the field during a year-long project in India (J-PAL South Asia), as a weighting statistician for the CDC’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, and as a public-school program evaluator in Washoe County, Nevada. She contributes a unique perspective couched in economics, policy, and social science drawn from her background in business, public policy, and human development.
Anjali approaches research with strong analytic skills as well a foundation in longitudinal analysis, econometrics, and experimental implementation/evaluation.
She has presented complex data to myriad audiences and is cognizant of creating digestible information at varied technical levels. Anjali has lived and worked in low-income neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; and New Delhi, India. She also spent short stints living in Yellowstone National Park, Singapore, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Chicago is her birthplace, and her hobbies include tennis, swimming in the ocean, pub trivia, and a crossword addiction.