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Wajeeha Ahmad

Wajeeha Ahmad

Graduate Research Affiliate

Wajeeha is a PhD student at the Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford interested in examining the role of digital platforms in enabling entrepreneurship and creating shared prosperity. Before coming to Stanford, she received a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT.

Affiliations

  • PhD Candidate, Stanford Management Science & Engineering
 
Tracy Cai

Tracy Cai

Research Assistant

Tracy Cai is a senior at Stanford University and a research assistant at Stanford Digital Economy Lab. She is interested in applying computational methods to analyze economic problems. 

 
Suhani Jalota

Suhani Jalota

Graduate Research Affiliate

Suhani Jalota is a PhD student in Health Policy and Economics and MBA student at Stanford University, as a Knight Hennessy Scholar. She is from Mumbai, India. Her dissertation topic is around social norms around women’s work and how digital jobs from home or from local centers can increase female labor force participation in India. She further studies the effects of such new forms of employment on women’s wellbeing, mental health, agency, and dignity outcomes. She and her team have built a smartphone-based platform, Rani Jobs, that provides women with micro-tasks.

For the last eleven years, she has been working in urban slum areas and rural communities on projects ranging from adolescent girl health, water and sanitation, to social protection policies in South Africa, Thailand, and several cities in India. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Global Health from Duke University. She is also the Founder and CEO of Myna Mahila Foundation, an organization working on women’s health and employment in slum communities in India for the last six years that has a reach of 1 million+ women. She is a Forbes Asia 30 under 30 recipient, Hindustan Times 30U30, Asia 21 Leader, Young Achiever’s Mother Teresa Memorial Awardee, and Queen’s Young Leader.

 
Saurabh Khanna

Saurabh Khanna

Graduate Research Affiliate

Saurabh is a PhD candidate in education policy and a William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow at Stanford. He studies social, economic, and information networks in the context of developing nations. Working around knowledge graphs and fairness of knowledge access on the internet, Saurabh is building an open-source web platform that dynamically evaluates biases in internet search results.

Affiliations

  • PhD Candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Education

 
Ece Korkmaz

Ece Korkmaz

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ece is a junior majoring in mathematical and computational science and minoring in economics. She is primarily interested in the economics of technology, development economics, and applied econometrics. She is planning to pursue a graduate career in financial analytics and tech management.

 
Alex Moehring

Alex Moehring

Graduate Research Affiliate

Alex Moehring is currently a PhD student at MIT Sloan in the Information Technology group.

Previously, he worked as a research assistant in the Empirical Economics group at Microsoft Research’s New England lab. 

Alex also worked for two years as an economic analyst for Wells Fargo Securities after completing his undergraduate degree in economics and business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 
Zanele Munyikwa

Zanele Munyikwa

Graduate Research Affiliate

Zanele Munyikwa is a PhD student in Management Science and Information Technology at MIT Sloan.

Zanele graduated from Duke University in 2015, where she was a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholar, with a B.S. in computer science. She has also studied at the University of Delaware, University College London, and Stanford University. 

Her previous engineering roles include computer networking research, Android and iOS development, natural language processing research, and data mining and analysis.

 
Charlie Perry

Charlie Perry

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Charlie Perry is a junior at Stanford University studying economics and data science. His interests focus on the intersection between technology and economics.

 
Lindsey Raymond

Lindsey Raymond

Graduate Research Affiliate

Lindsey Raymond is a PhD candidate in the Technological Innovation, Growth and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Her research interests include economics of innovation, the digital economy, and applications of machine learning in economics.

 
Sebastian Steffen

Sebastian Steffen

Graduate Research Affiliate

Sebastian Steffen is a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Sloan in the Information Technologies (IT) group, a subgroup of the Management Science program.

His research interests center on the effects of technology on society—specifically, the effects of automation on labor market outcomes and the acquisition of skills and human capital.

Before joining MIT in 2016, Sebastian served as research assistant for Susan Athey and Markus Mobius at the Microsoft Research New England Lab and worked on several projects, including the Impact of News Aggregators on Internet News Consumption and the Indonesian Celebrity Immunization Twitter Experiment. 

He also served as a data science intern with LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team and continues to study how career paths and labor mobility have changed over time with the team.

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