Ria comes from a journalism background and has worked in the public health and development sector, drawing attention to pressing health issues in emerging economies through advocacy and communications. She has worked closely with partners such as the WHO India, Central TB Division as well as in the southeast Asia and Middle eastern region. Some issues she has worked on include tuberculosis, immunization, family planning, and nutrition. Besides stakeholder management and business development, she bears experience in curating workshops, meetings and other forums. She is an avid reader, loves travelling and cooking in her spare time.