Jyotsna is an experienced development professional with specialized knowledge across a range of issues from agricultural economics to public health and nutrition with sound background in monitoring and evaluation and programme assessment. At Upaya she spearheads the design and implementation of social metric surveys conducted by Upaya for its partner organisations.
Before joining Upaya, Jyotsna was part of the Child Health and Nutrition team at the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth. There she worked on programs to strengthen public health systems, improve community health worker models, enhance public nutrition schemes, and address issues revolving around Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) .
Jyotsna holds a M.A. in Development Studies , with specialization in Development Economics from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences , Mumbai, and a B.A. in Economics from University of Delhi. Her Master’s thesis analyzed the costs and margins associated with marketing mustard seeds.