I have a Ph.D. in economics from the American University in Washington, DC, USA. I received my MS in Economics with Chancellor Gold Medal in 2013 and a BS, Summa Cum Claude, and Vice-Chancellor Gold Medal, in Economics in 2011 from North South University, Bangladesh.

My research focuses on applied microeconomics, including development economics, gender economics, labor economics, and impact evaluation. I am currently working as a Research Analyst at the South Asia Gender Innovation Lab and as a Data Management Assistant at the Enterprise Analysis Unit, World Bank, Washington, DC. I have also worked in various research institutes and have experience with mixed-method research, proposal writing, survey designs, field surveys, and data analysis. I have policy-related research experience on development issues like hunger, seasonal poverty, urban poverty, education, agriculture, local governance, and the effect of random as well as systemic shocks on the poor.