Senior Research & Evaluation Officer
Pritha Gopalan, an applied anthropologist with extensive experience in mixed methods research and evaluation in school and community settings, joined the Trust as Senior Research and Evaluation Officer in 2018. At the Trust, Pritha builds the capacity of on-the-ground initiatives to assess and reflect, as well as refine and build out their work. Pritha has previously worked on diverse policy areas such as K-12 education, urban development, international development, refugee resettlement, and public-private partnerships.
She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has previously worked on public and philanthropic initiatives as part of the Marron Institute at NYU, the Academy for Educational Development (now FHI 360), and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, among others. She teaches in the Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation program at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications, including a book on the intersections between nonprofit and public educational initiatives.