Megha Hegde

Research Associate



Megha is principally focused on creating and implementing research plans for conducting field studies including needs assessments, market assessments, technology evaluations, technology adoption, and behavior change interventions in developing countries.

Some of her research work has included user research for the development of a low-cost water filter using plant xylem, an assessment of needs and challenges of tribal goat herders in India, an assessment of cookstove adoption in Uganda, and a solar lantern technology evaluation in Morocco.

Originally from India, Megha completed a master's degree in Sustainable International Development from Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She did her masters' practicum at D-Lab, doing her thesis research on 'Participatory Approach in the Design of Pro-Poor Technologies.' In addition to English, Megha speaks Hindi and Kannada. She loves traveling, photography, dancing, and hiking!