Kavita is the Communications Lead for the World Bank Group’s Education Global Practice. Before this, she was Senior Communications Officer in the Bank’s Africa Human Development department, working on health, education, and social protection. She has also worked in the Bank’s Development Economics department, distilling the messages from various flagship reports such as the annual World Development Report. Before Kavita joined the Bank in 2001, she was a freelance journalist in India for several years. Reading and writing are the things she most enjoys; her first book, Brahmins and Bungalows: Travels through South Indian History, was published by Penguin India in 2004. She has a Masters in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).