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Karuna Salve

Karuna is a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) student in International Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Cornell University. She also holds a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. Before joining Cornell University, Karuna worked with TISS and the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). She was part of a TISS-TCI 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 in TCI, she was associated with the community-based flour fortification program running in Gujarat state in India. 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 (SHGs). She is also interested in studying the linkages between women’s empowerment and the household level nutrition status among the marginalized communities.