Sahitya joined the AdoptUSKids Evaluation team in 2019 as an Associate Data Analyst in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work (UT Austin). Prior to her role as an Associate Data Analyst, she worked for over 4 years as an Institutional Research Analyst, responsible for supporting Institutional Research, state and federal level reporting activities, analyze and validate student and faculty data for internal reporting, and build dashboards for data visualization. She launched her professional career as a Database Specialist in the office of Instructional Technology at Stephen F. Austin State University. There she assisted with designing and developing databases for data coordination, management and analysis of the online distance education programs. Sahitya earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from JNT University in 2007 and a management MBA from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2010.