Apoorva Baheti is an MPP student at Yale University, focusing on global sustainable development. She has over three years of experience in monitoring and evaluating social welfare and education initiatives.

Before coming to Yale, she was a manager at Pratham International, working to improve foundational literacy and numeracy levels among primary school children. She led teams in Nigeria and Zambia and collaborated with diverse partners across Africa to help them learn from data and iteratively improve the implementation of Teaching at the Right Level programs. She also has experience conducting field research at J-PAL South Asia to evaluate the take-up of microinsurance and government schemes in rural India, thereby refining initiatives to better serve communities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of India.

Apoorva believes that achieving sustainable development requires robust delivery systems, encompassing both social entrepreneurship and government initiatives. She seeks management opportunities to strengthen these channels with her data-driven approach to enhance efficiency, optimize resource utilization, and foster organizational growth.