Vaishnavi Prathap


Vaishnavi is a Graduate Research Associate at Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Science and a Teaching Fellow of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD).

Prior to this, Vaishnavi was Project Manager for Yale-EGC’s Tamil Nadu Socioeconomic Mobility Survey and headed the Household Finance Research Initiative at Dvara Research. She also worked at the Centre for Micro Finance, IFMR Chennai and Citibank Global Decision Management in Bangalore.

She is a senior researcher with 8+ years’ experience conducting primary research on inclusive financial services and its consequences for low-income households.

Vaishnavi holds a Master in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University’s John. F. Kennedy School of Government.