Prior to this, she worked at the Observer Research Foundation, Delhi in the Economy and Growth Programme and Green Transitions Initiative. She has also worked as a research fellow with a parliamentarian. She has interned with Wells Fargo, FICCI, and Centre for Policy Analysis. Her research interests include public finance management, gender, and development.
Ria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Daulat Ram College, Delhi University and a Masters in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.