Senior Research Associate and Assistant Director, Jindal Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
A.B. (Harvard); M.Phil. (Cambridge)
A native of Chicago, Ms. Isabel Salovaara graduated summa cum laude in History from Harvard University in 2012. In addition to conducting archival research on bonded labor in 19th-century New Mexico, Isabel also studied Hindi and Urdu, South Asian history, and socioeconomic development in India. After completing her first degree, Isabel returned to India to study Hindi at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship. Supported by a Harvard Pforzheimer Fellowship, she subsequently worked with a nonprofit organization in Delhi dedicated to implementing multi-faceted interventions to improve the lives of slum residents. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant to study private tuitions in Delhi and a Gates Scholarship to pursue her MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.