Deepa Sahrawat joined International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in September 2005, as an Administrative Associate. She previously served as personal assistant to the Head, Germplasm Conservation Division, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), providing administrative and secretarial assistance. She also worked as an executive assistant to Director, Radically Applied Art & Visual Energy (RAVE). She also provided secretarial assistance to Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology (APCoAB) and Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS). She has Masters degree in Political Science and Bachelors degree in Education. She holds a professional diploma from National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), New Delhi.