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Ishita Sinha
Benaulim, Goa
Postgraduate in Sustainable Development Practice from TERI SAS with experiences in research and management. Looking for roles in consulting, development communications, ESG reporting, writing.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Prior to my Master's, I have worked as Digital Marketing Manager and Project Manager. I took up these roles post my graduation in Psychology, and learnt to collaborate with varied and intercultural teams, prioritise under strict deadlines, deliver impactful presentations, and develop a client orientation. I effectively managed marketing campaigns, website design, and digital marketing plans (revenue generation, search engine optimisation, social media management, pay-per-click ad campaigns etc).
I have also volunteered in diverse roles: designing and imparting lifeskills-based education curriculum to children from low-income communities, delivering digital literacy lessons in urban slum settlements, and brainstorming on project design with leaders from the social sector.
My interest in understanding why we humans do the things we do culminated in a Bachelor's with Honours in Psychology from DU. Graduating with a first division with distinction, I learnt of the scientific method, research paradigms, stakeholder-based research methods, and statistics. It was the discipline of Social Psychology that I was most drawn to, as numerous real-life dilemmas - personal and those witnessed during volunteering - seemed amenable only when the unit of analyses was the society. This determined the choice of my Master's, after gaining professional experience in marketing and management - fields I was able to amply apply the principles of Psychology to.

During my Master's in Sustainable Development Practice at TERI SAS, I took courses such as Development Economics, Ecological Economics, Governance and Management of Natural Resources, and Organisational Behaviour. During field practicums, I conducted needs assessments with vulnerable communities in MP. My master's thesis on well-being of development project beneficiaries was conducted under a research grant from IFAD, and I worked with ILSP in Uttarakhand. I was university topper, and multiple research projects and collaborations with faculty helped me develop the skills of communications, research, writing, and stakeholder engagement.
Throughout my education and professional roles, I have thrived in a communications capacity. I enjoy writing for and delivering ideas to groups small and large.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Having witnessed the enormous capacity of the government machinery in the development sector, post my Master's I prepared full-time for the Indian Civil Service Examination. I was unsuccessful, but have learnt invaluable lessons in resilience and humility, in addition to a deep understanding of subjects such as the Indian polity, economy and society, international relations, foreign trade, ecology, to name a few.
I am keen to showcase the value I can bring to organisations as a capable, proactive and empathetic professional, and demonstrate in interviews that the past few years studying have enriched, not curtailed my abilities.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    0-2 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi
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