Education Researcher (Former title)
Vanika joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in September 2021. As a quantitative researcher with the education team, she analyses data for early childhood education projects. Vanika is a PhD candidate in the Education Policy program at Michigan State University. Before joining the PhD program, Vanika worked at Oxford Policy Management in India on quantitative and qualitative evaluations, policy design, and analysis. Vanika’s project experience spans early childhood development, education, and child protection. She has a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Sussex University, UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, India.