I am Surbhi (she/her/hers). I am currently pursuing a joint MPA in International Development and MBA at the Harvard Kennedy and Business schools.
Previously, I worked on the Technology team at GiveDirectly, helping enable and scale unconditional cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty around the world. I graduated from Yale where I majored in Economics and Statistics & Data Science. I am originally from Delhi and currently based in Boston. As you will see on my website, I love photographydata, and books.
I occasionally reflect on big questions on my Substack and share glimpses of my daily life on Instagram. I used to rant about daily news on Twitter but am now in search of a healthier digital public square. 
This website is an eternal work in progress.
Over the years I have been blessed to receive advice from people much wiser than me and I'd love to pay it forward. Please reach me through the form below if there is anything I can help with (from being an Indian international student in the US to navigating career changes and adulthood or anything else). 
I also offer photography and admissions counselling services for a fee, though if you are from an underrepresented minority or underprivileged background, I will always try to make it work.​​​​​​​
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