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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Role: Staff

Mathew Abraham

Dr. Mathew Abraham

Dr. Mathew Abraham is the assistant director of TCI. He is responsible for coordinating research and offering strategic guidance and support for project implementation. Previously, Mathew joined TCI as a postdoctoral associate in August 2015, after completing his PhD from…

Dr. Jocelyn Boiteau

Jocelyn Boiteau is a postdoctoral associate at TCI. She is interested in food systems and how they shape food environments and food security. Jocelyn is continuing the research on food loss and waste she began as a TCI scholar. Her…

Leslie Verteramo Chiu

Dr. Leslie Verteramo Chiu is a research economist at TCI. His research area includes risk management for smallholder farmers, food-value chains, and agricultural finance, all under the context of developing countries. At TCI, he analyzes the effects of interventions on…

Abhinav Choudhry

Abhinav Choudhry is an associate researcher at TCI. He received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in environmental policy from Cornell University, where he also completed a fellowship program in environmental finance and impact investing. He holds a…

Brenda Daniels-Tibke

Brenda Daniels-Tibke is TCI’s administrator. She provides overall financial and human resources management for TCI. Brenda has been at Cornell for more than 30 years working in the Office of Sponsored Programs, in administration at the College of Veterinary Medicine,…

Mary-Catherine French

Mary-Catherine (M.C.) provides administrative support to the Tata-Cornell Institute. She first began working at Cornell University in 1982 and has held a number of positions in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and most…
Sage Grasso-Monroe

Sage Grasso-Monroe

Sage Grasso-Monroe is a master’s student in Global Development, concentrating in International Agriculture and Rural Development at Cornell University. She is a research support specialist at TCI, assisting with the institutional evaluation component of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab…
Soumya Gupta

Dr. Soumya Gupta

Soumya Gupta is a research economist at TCI. Her research interests lie at the intersections of food security, agriculture, and maternal and child nutrition. She is currently associated with TCI’s TARINA project and is working on activities centered on research…
Ali Ilahi

Ali Ilahi

Ali Ilahi is a research support specialist with TCI. He has an interest in addressing hunger and malnutrition in the developing world, with a predominant focus on South Asia. He received his Master of Public Administration from the Cornell Institute…

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar is an administrative assistant for TCI in India, providing overall office management, organizing travel logistics, preparing budgets, and tracking expenses. He earned his MBA in hotel management from Punjab Technical University.…