Senior Associate Consultant, Boston
Ankita comes to AchieveMission from Root Cause in a Senior Associate Consultant role. Throughout her career, her focus has been on integrating theory and applied research with practice to drive toward high-performance. She brings years of experience in the fields of youth education, youth development, and workforce development. She has worked with nonprofits, philanthropic actors, and foundations focused on improving program design and organizational infrastructure, and ultimately outcomes for underserved populations.
At Root Cause, Ankita developed and managed the Peer Performance Exchange, a national organizational assessment initiative that helps nonprofits improve through the implementation of evidence-based best practices and development of performance measurement systems. Through this work, she identified best practices and key performance indicators likely to lead to positive outcomes.
Ankita has applied this evidence-based approach to foster collaboration across various city agencies and departments, including Boston Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office for Public Safety Initiatives. Through advisory engagements, she has used data and evidence to help Boston Public Schools strengthen its community-based partnerships. Similarly, through the use of data, Ankita has helped the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety Initiatives to develop an action plan aiming to reduce violence in high-crime neighborhoods across Boston.
Prior to joining Root Cause, Ankita worked at SNV Netherlands Development Organization, an international development nonprofit focused on capacity building and provision of technical assistance to entrepreneurs in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
She received her BA in International Relations and French from Boston University and a Master of Public Policy from University College London.