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 and BS in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, with Vice-Chancellor Gold Medal 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 Consultant at the South Asia Gender Innovation Lab; Enterprise Analysis; and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity units of the 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 unpaid work, gender inequalities, hunger, seasonal poverty, urban poverty, education, agriculture, local governance, and the effect of random as well as systemic shocks on the poor.