Anoushaka is a development sector professional with a strong foundation in research and evaluation design. Prior to joining Aastrika, Anoushaka worked for 6.5 years with LEAD at Krea University, managing research projects on women’s issues, which included projects on childcare and women collectives. She has extensive experience in stakeholder management, project workflow management, data collection, and data management. Anoushaka holds a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.
Aastha Tiwari is a young professional with a background in politics and sociology. Prior to joining Aastrika Foundation, she worked with Indian Political Action Committee(IPAC) wherein she was part of the Campaign-Fields team, liaising with the government and relevant stakeholders to drive the campaigns and election. She has 2 years of experience in writing, especially on issues related to women and marginalised sections from a feminist, intersectional, and epistemological standpoint. She has acquired skills like stakeholder management, campaign strategy and execution, primary/secondary research and effective communication. Aastha holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. When she isn’t raging about all the injustice in the world, you will find her staring at the clouds, painting and dancing while she listens to her melancholic melodies.