I am a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. I study topics at the intersection of Labor, Gender and Development where I estimate the effect of gender-blind policies, improving asset ownership and income, on women's empowerment in South Asia. Another body of my research focuses on Climate Change and Development. I test the political and gender implications of extreme weather events in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively. I am advised by Professors Christopher Barrett (chair),  Francine Blau, Carolina Castilla and Brian Dillon

Before moving to the United States for my PhD in 2018, I worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute in New Delhi (India) as a Research Analyst. I completed my Master's in Development Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in 2016 and received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Delhi (Lady Shri Ram College for Women) in 2014. 

I will be a Postdoctoral Research

Associate at the Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Brown University (2024-26).

Areas of interest: Labor, Gender, Development, Climate Change, Applied Microeconomics