Gayathri is a researcher and analyst experienced in building policy narratives for development, sustainability, governance and security. Her work for BGA guides clients to understand the Indian market and keep abreast of important developments in real time. 

Previously, Gayathri was a junior fellow for strategic studies at the Observer Research Foundation, where she tracked maritime policy, ocean governance, international maritime trade and sustainability for global security and development. Earlier she worked with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva in the Multilateral Diplomacy Program’s Legal Department. She has trained as a remote participation moderator at the International Telecommunication Union. 

Gayathri holds a double master’s degree in public policy and human development from United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).  She received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations in Switzerland, where she graduated as the class representative (valedictorian equivalent).