Shashank Sreedharan is a doctoral student at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service studying Public Policy and Development Economics. His research focuses on migration, financial inclusion, and social protection. He also works as a Research Associate at the Financial Access Initiative, where he is currently working on a multi-country RCT on migration and mobile money. Before starting his PhD, Shashank was a Senior Research Associate with IFMR LEAD in India, where he worked on field experiments in financial inclusion, women's economic empowerment, and migration. He has a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India, and a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University.