Shantha Tara Venugopal

Shantha’s research interests are in equitable development policy and local governance in India. She has explored work in numerous fields under the broad umbrella of development. She has assisted in research on agricultural initiatives in rural Bihar for MIT’s Development Lab. She also previously interned under Transitions Research’s Dr Vikrom Mathur, studying climate justice, data justice and privacy issues.

Shantha is an Albright Fellow’23 and holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Wellesley College.