Sharon joins the Academy as a Research Analyst. She has had extensive research experience in various topics including international development, energy, education, and technology. She has interned and worked with organizations such the United Nations Development Fund and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Her most recent research project was completed while working as a Graduate Researcher at Johns Hopkins. She and a team of researchers evaluated Pakistan’s energy crisis. Sharon focused on the finance component, studying supply chain, natural resources, and evaluated years of previous research. Her team was able to visit Pakistan and to speak with 30 stakeholders to create a proposal for submission Pakistan and the US governments. She holds a dual degree masters from The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies and Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Sharon is looking forward to working for the Academy because she shares the values of the academy, making government work better. She likes doing research, figuring out problems and finding innovative solutions.