Samikshya Pandey is an MPA student at Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington. She received her undergraduate degree on Mathematics-Economics from Furman University, South Carolina. She has research experiences of working as primary author and research assistant for two research papers during her undergraduate studies. During her time in undergraduate, she also spent a semester in Edinburgh, Scotland. She also interned in Louis Berger in Economics and Institutional Development department for their project “Sakchyam: Access to finance, Nepal”.
She is interested in conducting policy analysis and program evaluation on contemporary policy issues in the field of international development, fiscal policies, and Women Empowerment. She hopes to build technical and analytical skills to prepare for a career in policy research and impact evaluation.