Currently Director of NIFT Bangalore, Susan Thomas graduated in history from St Teresa’s College in Kerala. She did her MA in Modern Indian History from JNU, New Delhi, and read Public Policy at the University of Oxford, UK. She was appointed into the Indian Revenue Service in 2001 and works with the Government of India in the Income Tax Department. She works extensively on topics such as gender – power -patriarchy and governance/public policy issues. She is a bibliophile, a handloom buff and a career bureaucrat.