Ananya holds a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology with a focus on infectious diseases, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). As a graduate student, she worked with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh on child health projects, and the International Vaccine Access Center and Infectious Disease Dynamics group at JHSPH on vaccine epidemiology and cholera dynamics research, respectively. She has also previously interned at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, and has experience in global health and infectious disease research, epidemiological data analysis, and scientific editing.