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I am a community-centered and impact-oriented researcher who uses qualitative and quantitative methods to uncover the socio-technical practices of underserved and disadvantaged communities. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania, and working on 1 World Connected project that examines the social and economic impact of…

Impact of M-Health on Pregnant Women in Nepal

Randomized control by cluster on the impact of mhealth application on ANC visits of pregnant women in rural Nepal (2018) – As a part of my postdoc research, I did two focus groups with healthcare workers and pregnant women to understand their current practices on sharing and seeking health information. In collaboration with a local…

Assessment of Entrepreneurship Environment for Youth in Sri Lanka

The Youth Employment and Business Start-up Program (YouLead!) Sri Lanka (2018) – As a YouLead! Fellow funded by USAID, I worked on a project that focuses on enhancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for youth in Sri Lanka. During a 3-week long fieldwork in Colombo, I conducted focus groups with key actors in government and private institutions…

Social and Economic Impact of Internet Connectivity in Rwanda

Controlled trial on the social and economic impact of Internet connectivity in Rwanda (2017) – As a part of my postdoc research, we did a controlled trial on the impact of Internet connectivity at the community level in 30 sites in Rwanda. Short video about this research can be found here. (Supervised by Prof. Christopher Yoo) Methods…

1 World Connected

Case study project on the ICT-related initiatives around the world (2017) – As a part of my postdoc research, I conducted +120 interviews and led a research team to write 100 case studies on the ICT-related initiatives and projects around the world, carried out by governments, international organizations, the business sector, and civil society across various domains…