Karuna is an Associate Researcher at the TCI-TARINA Center of Excellence. She completed her Master of Professional Studies in International Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and also holds a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India. Karuna previously worked with TISS and TCI, where she was part of a team that designed a case study on BAIF Development Research Foundation – one of the largest organizations working in the field of agriculture and livelihoods in India. As a program officer at TCI, she was associated with the community-based flour fortification program in Gujarat state. She was actively involved in the capacity building of the program stakeholders, awareness campaigns, and data management of the program. Karuna has extensively worked with women’s Self-Help Groups. She is also interested in studying the linkages between women’s empowerment and the household-level nutrition status among the marginalized communities.