Dr. Radhika Iyengar is the Director of Education, Center for Sustainable Development, at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. She was also the Chair for the South Asia Special Interest Group at CIES (2013-2015). She received her Ph.D. in Economics and Education (with distinction) from Teachers College, Columbia University on her dissertation Social capital as a determinant of schooling in rural India: A mixed methods study. Previously, she earned a Master¹s in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, India. Her professional experience includes working in an India-based non-profit organization, Pratham, for multiple years. Her research interests are educational program evaluation and international educational development.