Sriya joined Dimagi in 2016 after completing her Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and under-graduation from Brandeis University in Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. Her core competencies are in leading field based community work including remote travel, implementing community based health programs, designing and facilitating training for various health interventions, and experimenting with innovative solutions for challenges faced by frontline health workers.
At Dimagi, Sriya has worked on a few different projects in India — She played a strong role in the launch and scale-up of the ICDS-CAS program, managing deployment of mLabour in Kaushambi, UP, and a pilot initiative to engage directly with beneficiaries using a chatbot/conversational agent called Poshan Didi.
Prior to Dimagi, Sriya has worked on various initiatives to promote maternal and child health through the non-profit sector in India and has worked with a variety of Dimagi’s partners in India and Africa. Sriya was on the America India Foundation’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service and was placed at Calcutta Kids in West Bengal. These experiences were largely focused on nutrition programming, early childhood development, behavior change and communication (BCC) and community-health worker training programs in urban slum populations in India. A key strategy was using arts-based promotion of health for behavior change.
Besides her passion for public health, Sriya loves exploring new places, new food joints (everything within the realm of vegetarianism!), going to watch theater & music performances, art exhibits, and watching movies.