I have a Master’s degree in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tampa in the United States, where I lived for several years. I have worked in the finance and the public policy industries. My hobbies include fitness, sport, engaging in intellectual conversations on a variety of topics as well as reading and learning about unfamiliar yet interesting topics. My background has thus enabled me to do research and write on a multitude of topics from different fields. In addition, during my academic tenure I led many student organisations and organised several volunteering efforts including community outreach, poverty assistance, and assisting organisations such as the American Cancer Society, among several others.