Ira Mohanty is a Research Associate at Athena. Her interests include Public Policy, Technology Policy, Agricultural Value Chains and how Public Policy and Private Sector Development intersect. She previously worked as an Associate Consultant at Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton on Government/Public Sector Advisory. She has also supported the Indian government, namely: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of AYUSH, and Haryana state government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from IIIT Bhubaneswar and also a master’s degree in Public Policy from O.P. Jindal Global University.