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Our Staff

Our staff are organized into three verticals: Research, Education, and Training; Policy and Communications; and Finance and Operations. They support J-PAL's work at our global office at MIT and six regional offices around the world.

Alosias A

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Narayanee A

Finance and Administration Manager, J-PAL South Asia

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Adil Ababou

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Naa Adjorkor Adjei

Senior Finance Manager, J-PAL Africa

Nidhila Adusumalli

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Ankit Agarwal

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Daniela Aizencang

Research Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Rahma Ali

Senior Research Associate, MENA Initiative

David Alzate

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Jatnna Amador

Senior Events Associate, J-PAL North America

Farah Amalia

Farah Amalia

Senior Training Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Ma'rifatul Amalia

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Desmond Amuh

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Margaret Andersen

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Andrea Andjaringtyas Adhi

Research Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Shantal Aragón

Training and Policy Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Andrew Avitabile

Research Associate, J-PAL Global

Vipin Awatramani

Associate Director Research Operations, J-PAL South Asia

Samuel Ayers

Research Associate, J-PAL North America

B. Ayyappa

Administrative Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Abhijit Banerjee

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa

Member, Executive Committee

Tom Bangura

Tom Bangura

Research and Training Associate, J-PAL Global

Tanmay Bansal

Finance Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Mary Ann Bates

Mary Ann Bates

Executive Director, J-PAL North America

Sarah Baum

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Ilf Bencheikh

Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL Europe

Salim Benhachmi

Research Associate, J-PAL Europe

Masha Bertling

Masha Bertling

Pre-Doctoral Education Measurement Fellow, J-PAL Global

Niharika Betkerur

Niharika Betkerur

Policy Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Saurabh Bhajibhakare

Senior Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Mihir Bhaskar

Research Manager (Data), J-PAL South Asia

Rashmi Bhat

Project Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Suddhasatwa Bhattacharya

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Bhakti Bhowmik

Senior Administration & Events Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Radhika Bhula

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Jhony Bien-Aime

IT Associate, J-PAL Global

Elghafiky Bimardhika

Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Jacob Binder

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Elizabeth Bond

Senior Design Associate, J-PAL Global

Brittany Bradley

Senior Initiatives Associate, J-PAL Global

Simon Briole

Postdoctoral Fellow, J-PAL Europe

Nicolás Buchbinder

Policy and Research Manager, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Audrey Cabral

Program Associate, J-PAL North America

Maria Camila Porras Rivera

Research Manager, J-PAL Europe

Madison Cann

Operations Associate, J-PAL Global

Elizabeth Cao

Education Associate, J-PAL Global

Samantha Carter

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Toby Chaiken

Policy and Training Manager, J-PAL North America

Sathia Chakrapani

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Sharanya Chandran

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Esther Chang

Administrative Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Varun Chati

Senior Project Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Vasu Chaudhary

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Shobitha Cherian

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Ambika Chopra

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Arnesh Chowdhury

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Bradley Clark

Research Associate, J-PAL North America

Gaëlle Conille

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

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Jan Cooper

Postdoctoral Fellow, J-PAL South Asia

Lisa Corsetto

Lisa Corsetto

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Spencer Crawford

Spencer Crawford

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Bruno Crépon

Co-Chair, J-PAL's Labor Markets sector

Co-Chair, MENA Initiative

Selene Cueva

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

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Emily Cupito

Project Director, J-PAL Africa

Kimberly Dadisman

Policy and Research Manager, J-PAL North America

Anupama Dathan

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Quentin Daviot

Research Manager, J-PAL Europe

Abhishek Deshwal

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Florencia Devoto

Research Fellow, J-PAL Europe

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Iqbal Dhaliwal

Executive Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL South Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Claudia Dhludhlu

Office Manager, J-PAL Africa

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Lucia Diaz-Martin

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Sharnic Djaker

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Esther Duflo

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL South Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Robbie Dulin

Research Associate , J-PAL Global

Maya Duru

Maya Duru

Associate Director of Education, J-PAL Global

Farida El-Gueretly

Senior Research Associate, MENA Initiative

Ola Eltoukhi

Ola Eltoukhi

Research Associate, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Noha Fadl

Noha Fadl

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Alison Fahey

Alison Fahey

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Global

Project Director, MENA Initiative

Elsa Bamba Fairuz

Finance Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Adam Farah

Events Associate , J-PAL North America

Laura Feeney

Laura Feeney

Associate Director of Research and Training, J-PAL North America

Gaëlle Féneloux

Administrative Manager, J-PAL Europe

Claudio Ferraz

Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Amy Finkelstein

Scientific Director, J-PAL North America

Member, Executive Committee

Alifia Firliani

Policy Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Gabriella Fleischman

Research Associate, J-PAL Global

Jasmin Fliegner

Postdoctoral Associate, J-PAL Global

John Floretta

Director of Policy and Communications, J-PAL

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Amelia Forman

Policy and Communications Intern , J-PAL Global

Samantha Friedlander

Communications, Policy, and Research Associate to the Executive Director, J-PAL Global

Francisco Gallego

Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Kim Gannon

Research Associate, J-PAL North America

Caroline Garau

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Sarah Gault

Senior Research, Education, and Training Associate, J-PAL Global

Dipika Gawande

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Louise Geraghty

Research Manager, J-PAL North America

Michael Gibson

Research and Training Associate, J-PAL Global

Noreen Giga

Research Manager, J-PAL North America

Divya Manoj Goel

Human Resources Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Daniela Gómez Treviño

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL North America

Akshara Gopalan

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Sanjana Gorti

Senior Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Priya Gosavi

Project Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Gargee Goswami

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Manvi Govil

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

H.Y. Gowramma

Senior Survey Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Erin Graeber

Policy and Communications Manager, J-PAL North America

Jason Gray

Senior Partnerships Manager, J-PAL Global

Florian Grosset, J-PAL Research Fellow

Florian Grosset

Research Fellow, J-PAL Global

Jesse Gubb

Jesse Gubb

Research Manager, J-PAL North America

Nandini Gupta

Research and Training Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Shivalika Gupta

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Putul Gupta

Senior Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Marc Gurgand

Scientific Director, J-PAL Europe

Rema Hanna

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Aimee Hare

Aimee Hare

Policy Associate, J-PAL Africa

Siena Harlin

Siena Harlin

Policy and Communications Associate, J-PAL Global

Gabrielle Hauray

Project Manager (TaRL Africa), J-PAL Global

Nilmini Herath

Research Advisor, J-PAL Africa

Serene Ho

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Frank Hoekman

Senior Training Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Milda Irhamni

Post Doc Research Fellow and Senior Research Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Rohini Iyer

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Aliya Jabbar

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Kalila Jackson-Spieker

Policy Manager, J-PAL North America

Sai Siddharth Janapareddy

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Tejal Johri

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Jenna Juwono

Senior Policy and Training Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Hannah Kandt

Policy & Research Intern, J-PAL North America

Penelope Mwila Kandutu

Policy Associate, J-PAL Africa

Harini Kannan

Research Scientist, J-PAL South Asia

Post-Doctoral Fellow, J-PAL South Asia

Lipika Kapoor

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Anahita Karandikar

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Avadhanula Karthik

IT Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Abhijeet Kashyap

Human Resources Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Vinita Kathuria

Administrative Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Lawrence Katz

Scientific Director, J-PAL North America

Randeep Kaur

Administrative Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Eliza Keller

Policy and Communications Manager, J-PAL Global

Unish Khan

IT Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Parul Khandelwal

Associate Director of Human Resources, J-PAL South Asia

Isaak Kifle

Isaak Kifle

Human Resources Administrator, J-PAL North America

Anna Kilpatrick

Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL Africa

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Aprille Knox

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Soumya Kochhar

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Chaerudin Kodir

Data Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Amanda Kohn

Design Manager, J-PAL Global

Sarah Kopper

Research Manager, J-PAL Global

Brynde Kreft

Brynde Kreft

Research Associate, J-PAL Africa

Aparna Krishnan

Project Director, J-PAL South Asia

Bhavani Kumara Masillamani

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Prerna Kundu

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Prakash L

Administration Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Marina Lafer

Policy and Research Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Samantha Lam

Administrative Associate, J-PAL Global

Aulia Anggita Larasati

Policy Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Amanda Lee

Research Manager, J-PAL North America

Kris Lemon

Research Associate , J-PAL Africa

Chloe Lesieur

Development Coordinator, J-PAL North America

Yiping Li

Yiping Li

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Apoorva Limaye

Senior Project Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Maximilian Lohnert

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Wim Louw

Research Manager, J-PAL Africa

Claudia Macías

Associate Director of Policy, Training and Research , J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Aditya Madhusudan

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Muhammad Ivan Mahardika

Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Sarah Margolis

Program Coordinator, J-PAL North America

Lina Marliani

Executive Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Sakshi Mathur

Senior Human Resources Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Saumya Mathur

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Brendan Maughan-Brown

Research Advisor, J-PAL Africa

Heather McCurdy

Senior Administrative Associate (IRB), J-PAL Global

Kathryn McDermott

Research Associate, J-PAL Africa

Jessica Meckler

Senior Training Manager, J-PAL South Asia

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Sidhant Mehra

Communications Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Yash Mehta

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Isabel Mejía Fontanot

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Ruben Menon

Associate Director of Finance and Administration, J-PAL South Asia

Prashanth Miranda

Administration Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Srinivasa Rao Mittapally

Finance and Administration Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Moulshri Mohan

Senior Policy and Training Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Lolita Moorena

Research Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

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Ashleigh Morrell

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Africa

Ben Morse

Ben Morse

Senior Training Manager, J-PAL Global

Goodwill Mpofu

Research Assistant, J-PAL Africa

Norhan Muhab

Senior Research Associate , J-PAL

Shobhini Mukerji

Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia

Arindam Mukherji

Senior Finance Manager (Grants), J-PAL South Asia

Tithee Mukhopadhyay

Associate Director Research, J-PAL South Asia

Kyle Murphy

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Mohamed Murthala

Senior Human Resources Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Srinish Muthukrishnan

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

AbdelRahman Nagy

Senior Policy and Research Manager, MENA Initiative

Rohit Naimpally

Senior Research and Policy Manager, J-PAL North America

Ashwin Nair

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Sohaib Nasim

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Vinay Navria

Senior IT Associate (Salesforce), J-PAL

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Cillian Nolan

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Europe

Brendan O'Brine

Brendan O'Brine

Senior Administrative Associate, J-PAL Global

Niharika Ohri

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Sanchita Ohri

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Benjamin A. Olken

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Co-Chair, J-PAL's Political Economy & Governance sector

Member, Executive Committee

Anna Omura

Senior Finance and Operations Manager, J-PAL Global

Sarah Orzalli

Senior Grants and Financial Officer, J-PAL North America

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Adam Osman

Co-Chair, MENA Initiative

Tatiana Oyarzún

Finance and Administration Senior Associate, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean

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Debasmita Padhi

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Gargi Pal

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Hansa Parmar

Senior Survey Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Gautam Patel

Gautam Patel

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Mustufa Patel

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Adrien Pawlik

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Astrid Pedersen

Policy & Research Intern, J-PAL North America

Paula Pedro

Paula Pedro

Executive Director, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean

Widyana Perdhani

Communications Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Katrina Pereira

Human Resources Manager, J-PAL Global

Sai Pitre

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Tarun Pokiya

Project Manager, J-PAL South Asia

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Laura Poswell

Executive Director, J-PAL Africa

Victor Pouliquen

Doctoral Fellow, J-PAL Europe

Megha Pradhan

Senior Policy and Training Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Vidita Priyadarshini

Policy and Communications Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Aqila Putri

Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Vincent Quan

Vincent Quan

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL North America

Mikaela Rabb

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Dwithiya Raghavan

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Dwithiya Raghavan

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Vatsala Raghuvanshi

Research Support Assistant, J-PAL South Asia

Advait Rajagopal

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Eki Ramadhan

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

R. Ramakrishna

Data Manager (Analytics), J-PAL South Asia

Sangeetha Ramanathan

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Subhashini Ravi

Project Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Sharvari Ravishankar

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Beenu Rawat

Finance Manager (Grants), J-PAL South Asia

Arielle Rawlings

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Nadia Rayhanna

Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Hannah Reuter

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Robert Rogers

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Jonathan Rowe

Office Operations Associate, J-PAL Global

Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Tagle González

Associate Director of Finance and Administration, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Shagun Sabarwal

Associate Director of Policy and Training, J-PAL South Asia

Clare Sachsse

Research and Training Associate, J-PAL North America

Namitha Sadanand

Namitha Sadanand

Policy and Training Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Gumilang Sahadewo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Engy Saleh

Engy Saleh

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Akanksha Saletore

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Isabela Salgado

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Bijoyetri Samaddar

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Charlie Sanjaya

Administrative Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Anirudh Sankar

Research Associate, J-PAL Global

Gaurav Saraf

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Jessica Sashihara

Senior Research and Training Associate, J-PAL North America

Anja Sautmann

Director of Research, Education, and Training, J-PAL

Anna Schrimpf

Executive Director, J-PAL Europe

David Sears

Director of Finance and Operations, J-PAL

Zachary Sebek

Policy & Communications Intern, J-PAL Global

Nadia Setiabudi

Research Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Christal Setyobudi

Policy Associate, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Deepanshu Sharma

Data Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Flavy Sen Sharma

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Jim Shen

Senior Manager (IDEA Initiative) , J-PAL Global

Prajwal Shenoy

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Radhanjali Shukla

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Sandeep Singh

Video Producer, J-PAL Global

Kamal Singh Jhala

Project Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Bhavya Sinha

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Maxime Sirera

Research Associate, J-PAL Europe

Madhulika Sista

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Bhavna Sivasubramanian

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Luke Sonnet, Research Fellow at J-PAL

Luke Sonnet

Research Fellow, J-PAL Global

Steve Sousa

IT Manager, J-PAL Global

Rupasree Srikumar

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Rama Murthy Sripada

Project Manager (Data), J-PAL South Asia

Sayanti Sur

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Tavneet Suri

Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa

Co-Chair, J-PAL's Agriculture sector

Hamza Syed

Hamza Syed

Research Manager, J-PAL South Asia

Emily Sylvia

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Ana Maria Tabacaru

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Europe

Saloni Taneja

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Caroline Tangoren

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Wen Wen Teh

Research Associate, J-PAL North America

Kim Tichmann

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Africa

Mrignaina Tikku

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Shashikant Tiwari

Survey Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Nwabisa Tom

Administrative Associate, J-PAL Africa

Rebecca Toole

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Gabriel Tourek

Post-Doctoral Associate, J-PAL Global

Edoardo Trimarchi

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Jessica Troe

Jessica Troe

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

James Turitto

James Turitto

Senior Research Manager, J-PAL Global

Beth Ann Turnquist

Senior Finance Associate, J-PAL Global

Vivek Vaidhya

Project Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Eduardo Vargas Sanchez

Policy and Research Manager, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Priyanka Varma

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

María Luisa Vásquez Rossi

Senior Manager, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Mariele Ventrice

Senior Digital Communications Associate, J-PAL Global

Suganya Venugopal

Research Support Assistant, J-PAL South Asia

Rachita Vig

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Michelle Vogelzang

Policy Advisor, J-PAL Africa

Sarah Wahby

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Claire Walsh

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Sam Wang

Research Associate, J-PAL North America

Urvashi Wattal

Senior Policy and Training Manager, J-PAL South Asia

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Keesler Welch

Keesler Welch

Senior Research Associate (Trial Registry), J-PAL Global

Kevin Wentworth

Kevin Wentworth

Grants and Financial Administrator, J-PAL North America

Putu Poppy Widyasari

Research Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Evan Williams

Research, Education, and Training Associate, J-PAL Global

Colley Windya

Research Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Gabriella Wong Silva

Research Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Meghna Yadav

Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Yijin Yang

Yijin Yang

Policy Associate, J-PAL North America

Buhat Siswi Yulianto

Finance and Administration Manager, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Elizabeth Zuckerberg

Associate Director of Finance and Operations, J-PAL North America