Our Team

Jinny Uppal

Jinny Uppal

Centre Director and Head

Jinny has over twenty years of experience in driving transformational growth by leading technology and business strategies at North American Fortune 500 telecom and retail companies. Jinny has worked with various causes throughout her career, including artisan empowerment, human rights protection, and women’s advocacy.

Jinny is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, Florida International University, and Harvard Business School. Her multiple award-winning book, “IN/ACTION: Rethinking the Path to Results”, was published by New Degree Press in 2021.

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Rekha Rathore

Manager Capacity Building

Rekha has worked in strategy, design, project implementation, and team management with organisations such as SEWA Bharat and the American India Foundation. She was a Teach For India, Delhi 2016 cohort fellow and has worked with rural women artisans, weavers, farmers, and social enterprises to support and generate their livelihood.


Divya Chopra

Senior Manager — Research

Divya is a development professional with over six years of experience designing and conducting social research and policy advocacy. She previously worked with the Kantar Public (erstwhile IMRB International), conducting research for development partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, FHI 360, BBC Media Action, PSI India. She also worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in policy research and advocacy.

Kajal Chaudhari

Kajal Chaudhari

Assistant Manager

Kajal Chaudhari likes to strike a balance – be it between work and life or on a balance sheet. A
Post Graduate in commerce from Mumbai University, Kajal has previously worked with All India
Council for Professional Training and Research. She joins us in the capacity of Senior Executive.
Kajal likes to play badminton and meeting new people.


Neha Nimble

Senior Manager – Research

Dr. Neha Nimble is an intersectional feminist and a social science researcher. She has previously worked with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai where she also undertook her PhD. For her doctoral studies, she also studied a semester at the University of Tampere, Finland and was also awarded scholarships to attend short term PhD courses at the University of Bonn, Germany and LUCSUS, Lund University, Sweden. Before joining TISS, she did B.A. in English literature and M.A. and M.Phil. in Social Work from the University of Delhi.