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Neela Saldanha

Neela Saldanha

Executive Director, Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE), Yale University

Neela is the executive director at the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) at Yale University, which focuses on developing the science around scaling policy interventions. Neela is a behavioral scientist by training with phenomenal experience in multiple areas such as consulting, teaching, researching, and writing. Prior to joining Yale, among her many roles, she helped set up the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC) at Ashoka University, where she also served as a director for a few years. Neela holds a PhD in marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

More info about Neela and Y-RISE can be found on Neela’s website and at the Yale Y-RISE website.

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