I am a Research Scientist at the Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego. I am an interdisciplinary and quantitative researcher, interested in examining the factors (and policy levers) that affect the lives of women and children in low and middle-income countries. My research focuses on women’s economic empowerment, particularly women’s control over income, gender differences in health over the life course, and the evaluation of social programs such as cash transfers. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Gender Equality Metrics (GEM) team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, Seattle. I hold a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, an MA in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BA in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune University, India.