I am a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University-Newark. My research agenda focuses broadly on public management, social equity, urban education policy, and citizen-state interactions.
My research is focused on the interaction between public service organizations and stakeholders at the micro and macro levels. More specifically, my research focuses is on using co-production theory as an organizational framework to study citizen-agency relationships. I also study the influence of socio-cultural mechanisms, through different forms of human capital, on public service organizations. Currently, I am studying these mechanisms in the K-12 public education context.
Previously, I have worked in the education policy and civic engagement space in India and US. From Delhi, India, I have a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.