Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia
Iti Bhargava is a Research Manager and YLP Fellow at J-PAL South Asia. Prior to this position, she worked with Samhita as a core member of their M&E team where she supported the REVIVE (blended finance) project. She has also worked at a nascent fintech startup in NYC to build an inclusive savings program for the BIPOC community. Previously, Iti was a research associate at J-PAL where she worked on three randomized evaluations in labour markets and education.
Iti graduated with a master's degree in international and development economics from Yale University in 2019. While at graduate school, her deep interest in finance and well-being led her to create her startup (Sukoon - now grounded) focusing on improving mental health at the workplace. Her master's thesis focused on the effects of unconditional cash transfers and on stressed individuals in Kenya.