Varsha Raju | Program Manager

Varsha is currently a Program Manager for The Education Alliance’s Madhya Pradesh team, working on CM-Rise. She grew up primarily in Chennai, and spent her younger years developing a wide range of interests and skills, from rowing to public speaking.

Prior to TEA, she completed her postgraduate in Public Policy, Design and Management from the Indian School of Public Policy. During her time there, she worked with Good Business Lab on a project to implement interventions for labour welfare in textile factories.

Before entering the policy and social impact space, she graduated with a B. Tech. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from NIT Trichy, and was also a part of the Women’s Basketball team.  As a student there, she worked with Kutumbh Aspiration on a study understanding the condition of migrant workers before and during the pandemic. Her passion and focus lies in development through education, and impacting the queer community in a positive way.

Aside from work, she spends her time creating art and watching F1.