Welcome to my site! My name is Ayaj. I am an assistant professor at the Department of Development Studies at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I graduated with a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, USA. Before that, I received a bachelor's with honors and a master's in development studies from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I expect to start my PhD in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Fall 2021.
While doing the MPP at Georgia State as a Fulbrighter during 2018-2020, I was a Public Finance Fellow at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and an Urban Fellow at the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. I also worked at Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovations Institute and School of Public Policy as one of the 2019 Georgia Innovative Economic Development Interns under the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) program.
Before attending Georgia State, I worked on a Randomized Controlled Trial at Innovations for Poverty Action and carried out several policy research projects at the Unnayan Onneshan.