Romita is Evaluation Research Associate with the Local Innovation Group, based at MIT's Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and affiliated with MIT D-Lab. She is supporting the implementation of a multiyear evaluation research study, “Adaptive Learning and Systems Analysis for the AgDev Bihar State Platform.”
In May of 2021, Romita completed her PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Applied Statistics from Boston College, and she holds a Master's degree in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. During her doctorate, Romita worked on the evaluation teams at City Connects and the Research Program for Children and Adversity, conducting needs assessments, running advanced data analyses, and monitoring continuous quality improvement through fidelity systems. Her research has focused on the intersection of data, methodology, policy, and practice, and she has designed evaluations, fidelity monitoring systems, and data dashboards to track and measure the impact of development programs.
Prior to returning to academia, she was part of KPMG’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) team in India, where she consulted with stakeholders in multiple countries to design and evaluate the impact of poverty alleviation, education, women’s empowerment, health, and environmental programs.