Rucha is an Analyst at IDFC Institute. Her research focuses on criminal justice with a focus on policing.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. Her research interests include education, gender and inequality. During her time at St Xavier's, Rucha presented and was a student panellist at the Freddie Mehta Economics Seminar. She was in the core team that began Socratic Reading Sessions in her college. Before joining IDFC Institute, Rucha worked on a two-month project with the Centre for Development Research and Action.