Prajval Jhunjhunwala is a joint MPP/MBA degree candidate at the Jackson School of Global Affairs and the Yale School of Management. At Yale, he hopes to explore climate justice and building resilience, especially in the context of potential fragile and conflict-affected situations, while further working with organizations investing to promote socially-responsible entrepreneurship and aid.
For four years prior to graduate school, Prajval has worked in development policy implementation and research with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in South Asia. He worked to help establish innovative pollution mitigation policies and market-based mechanisms across India to manage high industrial particulate matter pollution. He has also worked to build better data infrastructure capabilities within local governments in India and helped execute a large-scale randomized evaluation of a new telehealth access program within remote and rural areas in India. He has worked to collect data and scrutinize results in teams with researchers across diverse domain expertise, as well as built capacity and technical expertise within regulatory bodies in India. He has extensive grant-making and project management experience, and is passionate about building cultures of belonging and progressive institutions.
Born in Kolkata, India, Prajval previously worked as an analyst for Microsoft in Singapore and received his undergraduate degree in economics with a data analytics concentration from the Singapore Management University.