Gita Gopinath is the First Indian American economist who is appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, she was serving as the Chief Economist of IMF.Gita Gopinath was born in Kolkata and later, shifted to Mysuru, Karnataka. she is the daughter of T.V. Gopinath, who is the Vice President of Raita Mitra Farmer Producer Company Limited. Gita Gopinath- LinkedIn).When Gita was seven years old, her father, T.V. Gopinath, with the help of vegetables would make Gita understand the concept of multiplication. ((The Week.In 1995, when Gita and her husband, Iqbal, were in college they prepared for UPSC exams. Although Gita didnt get success in the exam, her husband cleared the exam as a first-rank holder, however, her husband, Iqbal, after serving as an IAS officer for five years left his job and moved to the U.S.After completing her schooling, Gita joined Mahajana PU college in Mysuru, and pursued science but later, she decided to pursue BA (Hons) in economics, so she took admission in Lady Shree ram College, Delhi and topped in all three years. The Week Magazine Gita Gopinath with her LSR college teachers.Gita, in 2001, pursued a PhD in economics from Prince University and after completing a PhD, she subsequently joined the University of Chicagos Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor.Gita, after completing her PhD at Princeton University, U.S, wanted to return to India as her husband, Iqbal, was in India but her mentors in Prince University wanted her to stay in the U.S, so Princeton University offered Gitas husband, Iqbal, a scholarship in Public Affairs at Princeton.Gita Gopinath before joining the IMF joined Harvard University in 2005, where she was the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of economics at the economics department and in 2010, she became a tenured professor at Harvard University. International Monetary Fund.In an interview, when Gita was asked about, how her journey in Harvard University helped her to land in IMF, she said that advising students on their theses, research, teaching, committee work, and editorial work helped her a lot, as she quoted On the research side I have benefited immensely from speaking to and collaborating with my colleagues. We have phenomenal people here. The critical thinking and energy of this place is what I would like to take with me to the fund. Advising students on their theses has also been a very satisfying part of my job, and prepared me for some of the advisory work I will be involved in. More generally, a day for me at Harvard moves among research, teaching, advising, committee work, editorial work, and so on, which has prepared me for the multitasking I will have to do at the IMF The Harvard Gazette.Gita Gopinath did research on International Finance and Macroeconomics that was published in many top economics journals. She was authored numerous research articles on exchange rates, trade and investment, international financial crises, monetary policy, debt, and emerging market crises.