Programme Officer at ActionAid India
Nov 2016 - Present
I manage various rights-based development projects with vulnerable communities around the state of West Bengal. My role also includes multi-level advocacy with various stakeholders including the government, civil society organisations and academics on pressing issues of poverty alleviation, human rights entitlements, education, livelihood and skillbuilding.
Mentor at DebateMate and The English Speaking Union, London
Oct 2015 - Aug 2016
Conducted workshops on public speaking, debating and argumentation for children in various schools and charities in the United Kingdom.
Research Fellow at Institute of Foreign Policy Studies
Jan 2015 - Apr 2014
Authored a detailed research paper documenting youth identity and education in Ladakh (Indian Kashmir) through an account of sustained engagement with the people and institutions of the region.
Aftercare Caseworker at Justice and Care
Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
Worked for the rights and rehabilitation of young survivors of human trafficking.
Pastoral Care Coordinator and Teacher at Druk School, Ladakh
Apr 2011 - Jul 2013
Conducted workshops on Human Rights, life-skills (public speaking, critical thinking and personality development) and counselling sessions with students. Taught social sciences and English to the senior students.
Work Exchange Fellow at Pravah and VSO
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Selected as a full-time work exchange fellow to work on community development projects based in both London and Rajasthan for a period of three months each.
Sociology at University College London
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
I was awarded a full scholarship (Centenary Scholarship) for my Masters degree at University College, London (Institute of Education) in the Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights.
B.A English Literature at Jadavpur University
Jul 2007 - Jul 2010