Ajita is a development practitioner with over six years of policy analysis experience. Ajita holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University.
She has worked with various governments, the United Nations, international organizations and academic institutions.
Previous leadership roles include—Analyst at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York (2017-2019); Analyst at the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), the United Nations Secretariat in New York (2016-2017), Research Consultant at the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and UNDP Moldova (2015-2016); Research Associate at the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University (2015-2017); Advisor at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations, New York (2014-2016); Research Analyst at the SaferWorld, U.K. (2013); and Faculty at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2012-2014).
Ajita’s appointments follow a teaching, research and development practice career in the areas of economic and social policies, including sustainable development, global health, gender, climate change, migration, and women and security.
Ajita will be working with Dr. Nabila El-Bassel and Dr. Anindita Dasgupta on Women and Providers ASPIRE. At CSSW, Ajita will focus on economics of health and will be involved in research in HIV/AIDs, drug use, and gender-based violence globally, including Syrian refugee’s health and health services delivery in Jordan and Turkey.