Neelima Mishra worked as a Senior Project Associate with J-PAL South Asia at IFMR from 2016 to 2017. Based in Bhubaneswar she managed the scale up of Targeting the Hard Core (THP) Program in the state. Prior to joining J-PAL, Neelima worked as a Young Professional with the Odisha Livelihoods Mission, where she worked with multiple stakeholders on addressing policy and implementation gaps in the area of women in agriculture. Neelima has also worked with Capgemini India at Pune as a Senior Associate Consultant. She holds a Master’s degree in Forest Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal and has a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering.