Durva Trivedi is a first generation Indian-American who grew up in the Chicago suburbs. She is concurrently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was a 2020-2021 Zuckerman Fellow with the Center for Public Leadership.

In both programs of study, she is focused on the intersection of technology, law and policy and the public interest. As we create, reform and maintain institutions for our increasingly digital future, Durva is passionate about ensuring all people, including historically disconnected and marginalized communities, can share in the benefits and escape the harms of new innovations in data and technology.

Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Durva worked at The Rockefeller Foundation, most recently as a Senior Program Associate on the Innovation team, focused on data science for social good, digital government innovation, Covid-19 response, and collaborative grantmaking with the Equity and Economic Opportunity team. Durva was also a founding member of RF’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and co-facilitated a series of conversations in partnership with human resources for Women & Allies to discuss workplace culture, bias, equity in grantmaking, RF’s history, and intersectionality.

She holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from the School of Public and International Affairs and a certificate in South Asian Studies from Princeton University. She was a 2017 Spirit of Princeton Award recipient, and involved on campus as a Daily Princetonian news journalist, Naacho South Asian Dance Company choreographer and dancer, Princeton Hindu Satsangam president, Mathey associate residential college advisor, and member of Princeton Tower Club. Her undergraduate independent research and non-profit internships focused on gender justice and global poverty and inequality.