Gayatri is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Oxford. Before beginning her PhD, Gayatri was a Senior Consultant with the Royal United Services Institute and currently works for the organisation part-time. Gayatri has worked in South Asia - India, Bangladesh, North America - USA, and the Horn of Africa region– Kenya, Tanzania, and Somalia.
Gayatri has extensive experience in managing and leading research projects in Countering Violent Extremism, governance, state-building and public finance management. Her research competencies include quantitative and qualitative analysis and proficiency in using statistical and geographical information software.
Gayatri holds a postgraduate degree in Public Policy from Brown University and a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute for Development Studies.