An adventurer at heart, Rishad is interested in social design and in the implementation of creative, evidence-based interventions in low resource communities. He is keen on exploring diverse avenues for Dimagi’s technology and collaborating closely with various organizations and beneficiaries at the grassroots level.
Prior to joining Dimagi, Rishad worked as an analyst at National Economic Research Associates (NERA) in New York City. As a part of NERA’s securities, mass torts and labor practices, he carried out extensive data-driven analyses for litigation purposes. While in New York, he completed the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation and raised funds for a non-profit organization that supports the education of underprivileged girls in India.
Rishad grew up in Calcutta before crossing shores for his undergraduate education. He studied Economics and Art History at Vassar College and spent a semester in Denmark. Food, art and architecture are his avid interests. He enjoys any adventure that leads to serendipitous discoveries of new cuisines, sites and structures. As a field manager, he is now looking forward to many such discoveries – in sight and taste –across the Indian subcontinent.