Project Director, ProjectAttain
Ria Sengupta Bhatt is project director for ProjectAttain, a statewide effort to improve degree completion for working age adults at the CSU and California Community Colleges. With a focus on equitably improving educational opportunity, Ria brings 15 years of experience in the field as a researcher, advocate, strategy consultant, and program evaluator. Prior to ProjectAttain, she served as deputy director and interim executive director at California Competes, a higher education policy research and advocacy organization. Ria also spent several years as project director at Informing Change, a consulting firm for the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, as well as a researcher at the Public Policy Institute of California. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a BA in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.