Janani Rajashekar is the Program and Communications Manager for Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) where she supports numerous interdisciplinary programs. Prior to this she worked for Dasra – a non-profit focused on strategic philanthropy in India- and Evidence Action. At Dasra, Janani’s work primarily focused on writing research reports for funders to identify under-served, high potential sectors and organizations, conducting pre-grant due diligence, and supporting a community of practice of 60 non-profits working on adolescent health to share resources and learning. At Evidence Action, her work involved identifying promising interventions and analyzing the implementation potential for the organization. Prior to these, she also spent four years in the financial sector working at Deloitte and SiMPL – a wealth management firm – conducting statutory audits, providing accounting advisory services and identifying equity stocks for investment. Janani is a Chartered Accountant and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Yale School of Management.