I’m an Economic Researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, DC., where I work on research and impact evaluation of policies and programs specific to workforce and poverty. I currently serve as the evaluation task lead and cost-effectiveness specialist on multiple projects across domestic and international fields focusing on employment programs, youth safety, and women's economic empowerment.
My prior research included an econometric evaluation of criminal background checks for employment in New York State. My dissertation based on this study was awarded the University at Albany Distinguished Dissertation Award and the 2018 APPAM award for best dissertation in public policy analysis. I completed my Ph.D in Economics from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2017. I have a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, India.