Richa Lalwani graduated from National Law Institute University, Bhopal (India) in 2013 with a dual degree in arts and law. As an undergraduate, she interned at the Supreme Court of India and Human Rights Commission in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Following graduation, she worked as an in-house counsel in an entertainment and broadcasting company in Mumbai. There she advised on and closed many high-stakes transactions and assisted in shaping legal and commercial negotiation strategies besides setting and enforcing compliance and corporate governance policies. She has also volunteered extensively in the field of socio-economic rehabilitation. During these engagements, she taught and counseled underprivileged children and their families in a dangerous or difficult situation. Through her experience, she has acquired problem-solving skill and applied it methodically in a vast system with diverse interests by adopting multi-disciplinary approaches. She now desires to supplement those skills by learning quantitative and qualitative tools needed to work in international development. This has led her to Yale where she plans to focus on evidentiary based policy-making, development economics, statistics, public-private partnerships, and impact investing.