Ritu is committed to and has worked on Gender Based/Human rights issues since the 1990’s. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Policy from the University of Antwerp. She was the Executive Director for Kiran Inc for about 2 years and now does consultancy work. She was instrumental in Kiran Inc getting its first grant in 2008 and helped revitalizing and developing its new mission and programming. Ritu has been on the Kiran Board for 8 years. Ritu started her career in the US with InterAct (mainstream Domestic Violence Advocacy agency) in 2002 and was in a leadership role. She left InterAct in 2013 to focus on bringing more visibility to Kiran, Inc. She has lived, studied and worked in India, Australia and Belgium.