Smruti is a post graduate in Development Studies with close to nine years of engagement with the development space. She has been deeply engaged in gender justice at the grassroots working with women and girls from Dalit, tribal and excluded communities during her time in PRADAN, India. She has also spent time in a public health organization, Public Health Resource Network drawing intersections of health, gender and rights and working on a health inequity research with particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs). In her previous few years with CREA, Smruti had been deeply focused in intersectional feminism while working with structurally excluded communities like young people, persons with disabilities and sexual and gender diverse people on issues of sexuality, gender, human rights, SRHR and feminist leadership. Smruti believes in bringing intersectional feminism lenses to all the work that she does. She is passionate about implementing complex programs and creating spaces for cross movement collaborations.