Neha Ashar is trained in the social sciences. She has a master's degree in Applied Sociology from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), where she also pursued her Bachelors in Psychology, Sociology and Economics. She wishes to work at the intersection of research, policy and governance, and is passionate about affecting social change at a structural level.

During her stint as a consumer behavior researcher, she employed qualitative methodologies to provide tailored insights to a wide range of clients, which helped them shape and troubleshoot their marketing strategies. At Centre for Civil Society, she co-authored a paper on the reimbursement process of the RTE Act in New Delhi, titled ‘Keeping Ears to the Ground: Investigating Stakeholder Perceptions for Claiming Reimbursements’. Her interests lie in the areas of education, media, culture and social theory. She enjoys reading - especially books that provide diverse perspectives and challenge her beliefs.