Chithira completed her undergraduate degree in Economics from Symbiosis International University in India. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Public Policy Research, a think tank in Kerala, where she explored sectors such as education, healthcare, governance and poverty.
She moved to Amsterdam to pursue a master in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, where she specialised in Development Economics. She is passionate about subjects within the area of development, particularly at the intersection of gender and economic empowerment.
At SEO, Chithira hopes to further expand her research toolkit and engage in work that has a strong potential for creating real change.