I am a third-year Doctoral student in Economics at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. My research interests lie at the intersection of development, gender and labor economics. I am currently working on the dynamics of economic behavior among female-headed households in India. I have also worked on women’s health, intimate partner violence and women’s empowerment issues. I hold a post-Graduate degree in Economics from University of Hyderabad, India and a Bachelor’s degree from Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta University, India. Outside of work, I am a writer and an avid reader.