Riya Sirkhell

MPPGA Student, 2019 Cohort

About

Born and raised in the capital city of India, New Delhi, Riya has always had a keen interest in social sciences. This led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi where she discovered her passion for social justice and development. During this time, Riya volunteered at a youth-run NGO aimed at improving public education systems in India. She also worked as a researcher under Dr. Jean Dreze, on a research and action project to assess India’s national food security policy. Upon graduating, Riya worked at a global public affairs firm, APCO Worldwide, for two years where she was involved with policy advocacy on issues ranging from child-protection, public health, to human-trafficking. Through the MPPGA program, Riya aspires to gain a well-rounded understanding of policy design, implementation, and analysis to apply it to socio-economic policy challenges faced by the world today. She believes global partnerships and progressive policy design can lead to meaningful social reform.

Please visit her LinkedIn profile here.


Riya Sirkhell

MPPGA Student, 2019 Cohort
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Born and raised in the capital city of India, New Delhi, Riya has always had a keen interest in social sciences. This led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi where she discovered her passion for social justice and development. During this time, Riya volunteered at a youth-run NGO aimed at improving public education systems in India. She also worked as a researcher under Dr. Jean Dreze, on a research and action project to assess India's national food security policy. Upon graduating, Riya worked at a global public affairs firm, APCO Worldwide, for two years where she was involved with policy advocacy on issues ranging from child-protection, public health, to human-trafficking. Through the MPPGA program, Riya aspires to gain a well-rounded understanding of policy design, implementation, and analysis to apply it to socio-economic policy challenges faced by the world today. She believes global partnerships and progressive policy design can lead to meaningful social reform.

Please visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Riya Sirkhell

MPPGA Student, 2019 Cohort
email

Born and raised in the capital city of India, New Delhi, Riya has always had a keen interest in social sciences. This led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi where she discovered her passion for social justice and development. During this time, Riya volunteered at a youth-run NGO aimed at improving public education systems in India. She also worked as a researcher under Dr. Jean Dreze, on a research and action project to assess India's national food security policy. Upon graduating, Riya worked at a global public affairs firm, APCO Worldwide, for two years where she was involved with policy advocacy on issues ranging from child-protection, public health, to human-trafficking. Through the MPPGA program, Riya aspires to gain a well-rounded understanding of policy design, implementation, and analysis to apply it to socio-economic policy challenges faced by the world today. She believes global partnerships and progressive policy design can lead to meaningful social reform.

Please visit her LinkedIn profile here.