Sayali Lawate is the contracts and grants associate for Child Trends. In this capacity, she supports the daily functions of the contracts and compliance team in drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) & teaming agreements (TAs) and drafting consulting agreements and administrative modifications. She is also in charge of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training and maintaining project reporting. Prior to joining Child Trends, Sayali was a contracts associate at International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. and previously worked at Carahsoft where she was first introduced to the field of contract administration. Sayali graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in business management and minor in business leadership. In her spare time, Sayali enjoys traveling and spending time with her family & friends. She is also a trained dancer and dance instructor.