Samhitha was born in 1997 in Bangalore, India. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the Pennsylvania State University with a major in Economics and a minor in French and Francophone studies. During her undergraduate studies, Samhitha worked extensively as a teaching assistant and research assistant, in sociology and economics respectively. She then obtained her master’s in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a graduate assistant for courses in International Trade. After graduating with her master’s degree, Samhitha worked as a full time research associate at the German Business Panel, University of Mannheim. Her research interests are in Macroeconomics, Taxation, and Labor Economics.
During her leisure time, Samhitha likes to pick up new skills and enjoys swimming, dancing, hiking and travelling.