Priyanka Varma

Senior Ed Policy Associate, JPAL

United States of America

Priyanka Varma is a global education professional with seven years of experience in education research, policy, and practice. She is currently working as a Senior Education Policy Associate at The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At J-PAL, Priyanka synthesizes evidence from across global education research and shares lessons with policymakers, practitioners, and donors to help them integrate rigorous evidence into their education programs and policies. Beyond J-PAL, Priyanka has experience working with the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education, the U.S. Youth Working Group to the United Nations, the United Nations Major Group for Children & Youth, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. She has education fieldwork experience in India, Tanzania, and the Philippines and holds an M.Phil in Education, Globalization, and International Development from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in International Relations & Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.