Kirti graduated with an MA in Development and Labour Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a BA in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. Most recently, she worked as a parliamentary researcher, primarily turning data and research insights into drafting speeches, questions, and notices for Members of Parliament.

While her research interests include gender justice, labour rights, education, and development policies, outside of work, you might find her getting lost in podcasts, diving into a good book, or taking long walks to unwind.