Priyanka Varma is a Policy Associate at J-PAL, where she supports the Education sector and assists with the Post-Primary Education Initiative. In this role, she helps build research partnerships with policymakers around the world to promote the use of evidence-informed education policy.
Prior to joining J-PAL in 2019, she worked at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education, where she studied the scaling up process of effective education interventions in low- and middle-income countries. She has also conducted global education research in India, Tanzania, and the Philippines.
Priyanka holds a master of philosophy in education, globalization, and international development from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor of arts in international relations & political science from the University of Pennsylvania.