Director of Research and Learning
Pritha Gopalan, an educational anthropologist with extensive experience in applied research and evaluation, joined the Trust in 2018. Pritha builds the capacity of on-the-ground initiatives of the Trust to assess and reflect, as well as refine and build out their work. She conducts mixed methods program evaluation of school and community programs, as well as conducts research on the Trust’s focal areas of socio-emotional learning and early learning.
Pritha has previously worked on diverse policy areas such as K-12 education, community development, urbanization, and refugee resettlement, as part of the Academy for Educational Development, Marron Institute at New York University, FHI 360, and other nonprofit organizations and academic institutes.
She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has written and presented widely on her work.