Sakshina Bhatt


Berkeley, California

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Sakshina joins Third Sector with program evaluation experience in international development. Formerly a policy researcher, she has conducted field research, literature reviews, and data analysis - alongside playing a facilitator role between various public sector stakeholders. 

She has contributed to projects, including the World Bank's review of South Asia Rural Livelihoods Programs, UChicago's Tata Center for Development on slum-dwellers land rights and Quality of Life, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) on reducing Workforce Readiness barriers for both firms and job-seekers, and the Centre for Civil Society's Civic Governance Handbook.

Given these projects' wide range of focus areas, Sakshina considers herself a generalist but finds herself drawn toward economic mobility and public health issues. She is also a staunch advocate of participatory evaluation combining qualitative and quantitative data - especially since equitable outcomes cannot be achieved in silos.
Before starting at Third Sector, Sakshina completed her Master's in Development Practice from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of work, you can find her watching Jeopardy reruns, learning Japanese, and exploring the great outdoors.