Tamara Grbusic grew up in Belgrade, Serbia. She moved to the U.S. after high school to study at Grinnell College, where she graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in economics and history, with honors. Her senior research project used evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to examine the impact of pervasive institutional corruption on economic development. Post-graduation, Tamara worked for an investment research firm for a year before returning to Belgrade to join a local NGO in developing a social entrepreneurship initiative, aimed at helping impoverished families achieve sustainable income. Eager to learn more about the formulation and implementation of international socioeconomic policies and deepen her understanding of complex global policy issues, she then became a research analyst at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. At Yale, Tamara plans to focus on international development, exploring how social entrepreneurship and intersections between the public and private sectors can help create sustainable and innovative solutions to pressing development issues.