Nikita was an Associate at IDFC Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked as a Data Journalist with Mint, HT Media in Mumbai where she wrote analytical and data driven pieces with a focus on economic and public policy for the Plain Facts column. She previously worked with Cogencis Information Services as a Senior Correspondent where she was responsible for covering breaking market and economic news with exclusive focus on government statistics, disinvestment and public asset management. She also briefly worked with Genpact as a Business Analyst.
Nikita holds a Master's degree in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Ramjas College, University of Delhi.