Ankita Panda

Ankita Panda

Intern, Program on Gender, Rights, and Resilience
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Ankita Panda is a second-year Master’s in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is interested in gender policy, with a focus on gender-based violence and sexual reproductive rights within resource-constrained contexts. Currently, Ankita works with Physicians for Human Rights to conduct research on how to ethically engage survivors of sexual violence in research and M&E. She also supports the World Bank with research around key barriers to implementing current gender laws. Previously, Ankita has also helped lead and co-author several gender-focused research studies across the Kennedy School (Carr Center for Human Rights Policy), the Harvard Business School (Social Enterprise Initiative), and MIT D-Lab. She has also previously lived and worked in Mumbai, where she provided capacity building support to help high-potential social enterprises scale their organizations and interventions. Ankita speaks English and Oriya and is conversational in French.

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