Richa focusses on issues related to public provisioning of healthcare in India. She is also involved in a campaign on government financing of healthcare, jointly led by People's Budget Initiative (PBI) and Jan SwasthyaAbhiyan (JSA). She was associated with CBGA earlier as a research consultant from 2010 to 2012, during which she conducted a study on media and government budgets.
Earlier, Richa has been a Visiting Research Associate at the Research and Information System (RIS), New Delhi. She has done her M.Phil. in Economics from the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.