After completing graduation from Aryabhatta college, Delhi university in English Honours, Aakanksha’s quest to have a profession in the development sector ended when she came to know about the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She chose the centre for Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship in Social Work at TISS for her specialisation in Masters. During her postgraduate degree, Aakanksha worked with Udaan, a field action project of TISS under the centre of Livelihood and Social Innovations.
Aakanksha’s first internship outside her academic curriculum was with “Society Rural-Urban Tribal Initiative” for six weeks, in Delhi. During the internship, She was part of the team working on Quantitative Research using secondary data on the Finance Commission and Panchayati Raj to give recommendations to the Fifteenth Finance Commission. She was also part of the organising team of Youth Festival, Nasik – 2019.
Currently, Aakannksha is working as an Associate at IPAC (Indian Political Action Committee).