Dev Banerji graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. After graduating, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the mountains of northern Thailand. There, he was elected onto the HIV/AIDS Committee and worked with local NGOs, high schools and rural communities to design and implement HIV/AIDS and life skills workshops. Before coming to Yale, Dev returned to Thailand as program manager of an NGO in Chiang Mai that offers health, educational and employment services to victims of sex trafficking. During this time, he oversaw a substance abuse project, which provided harm reduction services to at-risk groups, and researched the sex industry in Asia through the lens of human rights and forced migrant labor. While at Yale, he explored his passion for filmmaking by attending screenings, workshops and film classes, creating short documentaries, and co-planning the Environment Film Festival at Yale. He also deepened his knowledge of U.S. and comparative foreign policy while venturing into lesser known territory such as global business and finance.