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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…
Addis Abera Ayalew

Addis Abera Ayalew

Addis Abera Ayalew is a research support specialist at TCI, where he works on the Institute’s project on the True Cost of Food Subsidies in India. He has over a decade of experience in Ethiopia, where he participated in multiple…

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…
Bharath Chandran C

Bharath Chandran C

Bharath Chandran C is a research consultant at TCI in New Delhi. He previously served as a research intern at TCI from January 2020 to June 2021. He holds a Master’s degree in environmental studies and resource management from the…

Tanuj Chawla

Tanuj Chawla is a research support specialist at TCI, responsible for building and maintaining the FPO Platform for India. With an interdisciplinary background in bioinformatics, bioeconomics, life-cycle assessment, and frugal innovation, Tanuj has over five years of consulting and product…

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…
Brenda Jordan Daniels-Tibke

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…
Aishwarya Gawali

Aishwarya Gawali

Aishwarya Gawali is an associate researcher at the TCI Center of Excellence in New Delhi, India. She previously worked as a research associate at the Centre for Sustainable Employment at Azim Premji University and as a research fellow with the…
Sage Grasso-Monroe

Sage Grasso-Monroe

Sage Grasso-Monroe is a research support specialist at TCI. In this role, she assists with the institutional capacity measurement component of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement. Sage received her Master of Professional Studies in Global Development,…