Nandini Chaturvedula joined Ross Strategic in 2015. She works on a range of projects for foundations, universities, and government that address strategic planning, program development, and evaluation for climate change and environmental initiatives. Prior to joining Ross Strategic she was an academic researcher focused on corruption and transparency. She is fluent in Portuguese, has lived in India and Portugal, and has extensive knowledge of Brazil. Nandini holds a B.A. in history summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. Nandini is based in Ross Strategic’s Austin, Texas office.
Nandini is currently working on an evaluation of a Children’s Investment Fund Foundation grant initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport in Brazilian cities and at reforming the financing approach of public and private stakeholders to prioritize low carbon infrastructure. She has also supported other evaluations, structured learning, and program development for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Energy Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and Kresge Foundation. Past projects have included strategic plan development for the University of Texas Energy Institute and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University.
When she’s not working, Nandini enjoys traveling, catching up with friends, and exploring her adopted hometown. In Austin, she can usually be found at the nearest taco truck or on a quest for the best Bloody Mary in town.