Nikita is a consultant with the World Bank Group’s South Asia Regional Integration unit (previously based in Washington DC and now in New Delhi). She is Associate Director at Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) - New Delhi based research and policy think tank. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan based in Baku, and has worked with the French Agency for Development (AFD) in Sri Lanka. In just a few years, Nikita has moved across countries (including Azerbaijan, France, Sri Lanka and the US) before coming back to India. Her specialization and passion lie in international trade and regional cooperation in South Asia with a focus on bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan. She has recently authored a book titled 'Unilateral Decisions Bilateral Losses' focusing on the face-off between India and Pakistan in 2019. Nikita is also a solo backpacker by choice, a yoga instructor by training, and a blogger by passion. She has traveled solo across more than 40 countries. She is an Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and studied International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris.