Riddhi calls the Bay Area home, but has lived, studied and worked in Southern California, Boston, Georgia, Florida and various parts of India. Prior to coming to UW, she worked with a labor union on domestic and international corporate research campaigns. She has also spent time in rural India conducting livelihood research with grassroots organizations. Her previous academic background is in city and regional planning, with a bachelors from UC Berkeley and a Masters from UC Irvine. Her current research interests within political science involve civic engagement, transnational organizing, and foreign direct investment in infrastructure development from various institutional investors.