I am 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 graduated with a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management from at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, Seattle. I am an applied microeconomist, with research interests in development economics and demography. I focus on women’s economic empowerment, maternal and child health, and program evaluation. I have a MS in Public Policy & Management from the University of Washington and an MA in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I received a BA in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune University in India.