Kaberi Dutta started her career as a television reporter upon completion of her MA in Journalism from University of Calcutta. After a couple of years, she decided to move to the social sector, in the realms of policy, governance and programming with world's largest and most expensive public education program – Sarva Siksha Aviyaan – a federally funded scheme that attempts to offer education to all children between the age group 6-14 in India. Interestingly, it is also one of the largest public health programs in the world that runs the Midday Meal scheme covering nutritional and health needs of 110 million school going children across 1.2 million schools. After working here for three years, she moved into the core health sector with Population Services International – a USA (Washington DC) based non-profit organization in Mumbai where her responsibilities covered social research, policy, advocacy and communication. She led a team of field researchers and her program covered HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive health of sex workers and underprivileged women in all sectors of the society. She spent four valuable years with PSI, moving back to education policy research again as she relocated to New Delhi, the Indian capital and worked there for three more years running a USAID project on mainstreaming Muslim girls into country’s formal education system from Madrassas (traditional religious teaching institutes). After moving to Germany, she decided to join MAHASSA as it, in her own words, ''offers an opportunity to academically & theoretically reflect on what I have been working with all these years at the ground level and develop sharper insights into policy requirements, governance and advocacy.''