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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…

Tanuj Chawla

Tanuj Chawla is an associate researcher for TCI in India. He is an interdisciplinary professional with a background in bioinformatics, bio-based economies, life-cycle assessment, and frugal and reverse innovation. He has a master’s degree in bioeconomics from the University of…

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…

Anshuman Gupta

Anshuman Gupta is a research support specialist with TCI. He received his Master of Public Administration with a concentration in international development studies from Cornell University in 2020. His primary interests lie in agriculture economics and he is passionate about…