Research Manager

Misha has several years of experience in policy research in the thematic area of financial inclusion. Her current role at Dvara focuses on identifying key research gaps and opportunities in the field of Household Finance and advancing the field through rigorous research in collaboration with relevant sector stakeholders. Prior to this, she worked as a Researcher with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University, researching on the state of the Indian philanthropy sector. Misha also has six years of experience working with the Financial Inclusion vertical at IFMR LEAD, running and managing two large scale randomized controlled trials on the impact of access to financial services on low-income households in rural Tamilnadu. During her time with IFMR LEAD, she was awarded the CFI Accion Fellowship to research on the role of agent network in transitioning low-income households to digital financial platforms. She has also worked with Goldman Sachs for two years as an Operations Analyst. Misha holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.