Vidya completed her Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell’s Dyson School in May 2019. After graduation, she joined the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) as an Assistant Professor. Vidya is interested in Development Economics and, in particular, exploring the linkages between agriculture and development. Her research explores agricultural economics, nutrition, gender, and international development. Prior to joining Cornell, Vidya received a Masters degree in Economics from Boston University and a Bachelors degree from Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Apart from this, she enjoys traveling and foodblogging. In her view, her experience with social work and travel has helped her to understand the intricacies and complexities of the societies she cares about.