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Karuna Salve

Karuna Salve is an Associate Researcher for TCI in India. She completed her Master of Professional Studies in International Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. She also holds a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India. Before joining Cornell University, Karuna 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. She also worked on TCI’s community-based flour fortification program in Gujarat. She was actively involved in building the capacity of the program’s stakeholders, organizing awareness campaigns, and data management. Karuna has worked extensively 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.