Pallavi is a fourth-year Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs at FIU (joined the program in Fall 2015). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from FIU and a Master’s in Industrial Relations from India. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked on a UNDP sponsored research on Leadership Development in Indian Civil Service and Center for Leadership at Indian School of Business (ISB). Her doctoral research work centers on examining servant leadership in local governments, specifically city-county governments in the State of Florida. Pallavi is particularly interested in developing new tools and methods for servant leadership development among local government administrators.
Pallavi spent most of her childhood in a village in the rural part of North India, where she faced financial constraints and gender discrimination to pursue education. Pallavi’s interest in servant leadership research and development is born out of her personal background and her previous work experience on leadership development in Indian Civil Service. Post completion of her doctoral studies, Pallavi intends to establish a public service leadership research center in India. The center will drive the vision to integrate wisdom of East and West on servant leadership development.