Nizni is Deputy Director, Projects & Research at KISS. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai with a specialization in Urban & Rural Community Development. After completion of the course, she worked with UNDP and the Government of Odisha on the Resettlement and Rehabilitation of people displaced due to development projects. She has also worked with UN Women and state governments of Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan on subjects of Ending Violence Against Women, Gender Responsive Governance, Gender Budgeting and others. She has also taken up assignments with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Navdanya / Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology on varied subjects including social audits, social inclusion, migration, land acquisition, tribal development, disability rights amongst others.