Giti is a social scientist with expertise in psychology, sociology and anthropology across academic, not-for-profit and private sectors. She brings these disciplinary lenses into social and service design, with a focus on how grassroots community-led initiatives can shift structural and systemic issues. Giti’s work is informed by critical theory and a focus on subaltern perspectives. Her experience spans across issues and contexts including LGBTQIA+ advocacy, early childhood intervention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and education and caste-based affirmative action. She is currently working with the UTS: Design Innovation Research Centre on projects that address complex social problems, using participatory and inclusive design and workshop-based facilitation.