I am a 6th year Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at Harvard. My primary field is development economics, and my secondary fields are political economy and behavioral economics. I study how economically consequential political behavior is shaped by the informational and social environment.
My research has been supported by grants from the Jameel - Poverty Action Lab, Department for International Development - UK, International Growth Center, United States Institute of Peace, and Economic & Social Research Council - UK. I am a Junior Fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS) and a Graduate Affiliate at Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School (EPoD), the Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP).
I graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in 2011, and worked as a Research Associate at CERP before starting my Ph.D.