Deepika Ramachandran is a first year M.A. student with the Global Human Development program at the School of Foreign Service. At CNDLS, she will be working on evaluations projects as part of the Initiative on Technology-Enhance Learning team.
Deepika is originally from Kerala, India but has spent most of her life in Singapore, Mumbai and Chicago. She majored in Economics and International Relations at Lake Forest College, Illinois. She was interested in gaining grassroots experience in the international development field and accepted a Teach for India fellowship after graduation. Through her fellowship she taught full-time in a low income school in Mumbai, India for two years. After her stint as a fellow, Deepika became a program manager at Teach for India where she coached and mentored 17 teachers for the next two years. As part of GHD, she is looking to deepen her understanding of social enterprises.