Minal earned her MSW from University of Delhi, India. She has extensively worked on issues concerning children with some of the leading not-for-profit organizations in India. Her work lies at the intersection of social development, education, and gender. She has worked with a broad range of stakeholders including policymakers, researchers, academia, child protection organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the legal system for more than a decade.
Minal’s research interests lie at the intersections of prevention science, education, and gender. She is interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of issues related to children’s wellbeing in a digital world; especially for children belonging to low-income families or marginalized communities, who may have to suffer additional disadvantages because of the intersectionality of their socioeconomic realities. Minal’s research is informed by her 12+ years of social work and policy advocacy experience on child welfare issues, which involved working with a broad range of stakeholders including policymakers, researchers, child protection organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the legal system. Her primary research and publications, focused on influencing children’s rights, were used as tools for policy advocacy and awareness generation programs in India.