Vaishali Joshi has four years of experience in the development sector, with a focus on social and environmental sustainability. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in India and a Master’s degree in Development and Rural Innovation from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. Vaishali is currently serving as a Banyan Impact Fellow with Yuwa Trust, where she is restructuring its Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning system across three programs for empowering adolescent girls and designing methods to externally share new data and stories of impact. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Vaishali worked in a non-profit trust that specializes in designing and building dignified housing for the urban and rural poor. She created a development plan for rehabilitating a village destroyed by a 100-year flood through a collective decision-making approach, making her realize the importance of dialogue between various stakeholders and the value of everyone’s contributions. She then served as a fellow at the Charles Correa Foundation in Goa, where she developed a system of unified signages for the historic downtown of Panaji. In initiating the signage plan, she realized the value of taking a multidisciplinary approach and how the application of that wide-reaching knowledge ultimately comes down to effective communication and organization. After finishing her Master’s degree, Vaishali worked on multiple European Union funded projects at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Science, consulting on inclusive strategies for societal and environmental challenges. Through these experiences, she developed her skills in communication, project coordination, and implementation at multiple scales.