Ida Balakrishna


Texas A&M University, B.S. in Political Science (2021)


  • Summa cum Laude
  • Political Science Honors
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Dean’s Honor Roll 2019, 2020
  • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish
  • Fluent in Kanada and Tamil

Career Area of Interest

The world is becoming increasingly reliant on science and technology to develop and maintain global networks. Ida’s interests are wide-ranging and lie in studying the effective applications of science in the creation and implementation of public and global policy. She aims to work in organizations that seek to identify and manage global risks and threats (such as future pandemics, climate change, cybersecurity). She is particularly passionate about using data to properly manage and prepare for crises to improve lives around the world.