SUNAYANA SRIRAM

City

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Education Background

Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Economics from Women's Christian College, Chennai

Achievements

Represented India in the dance styles of Modern Jazz, Contemporary & Hip-Hop at international dance competitions hosted by Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, Australia (CSTD).

Interests/ Hobbies

Listening to diverse podcasts and 70's music, reading all the newspapers and books I can find, and dancing my heart out.

Field of Interest

I have always been curious about the connection between behavioural aspects of the human mind and its implications on the everyday decisions people make, especially at the grassroots level. Ergo, my passion for the field of behavioural economics combined with my aspiration to alleviate poverty came to fruition.

Post MDAE Plans

I see myself as a development researcher at a think-tank or non-profit, analyzing casualties and finding solutions to problems faced by low-income communities

Research Experience / Projects

  1. Assessing the Economic Value of Wetlands in Tamil Nadu”- Headed by Prof. L. Venkatachalam (RBI Chair), Madras Institute of Development Studies.
  2. Improving Healthcare Outcomes in Odisha – Policy brief submitted to the Office of Lok Sabha MP, Mr. Anubhav Mohanty, as part of the Policy in Action Program organized by Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC).