Faraz Salahuddin is an M.A. candidate at the Jackson Institute from Karachi, Pakistan. He is interested in issues of health care access and international development. During his undergraduate studies, Faraz studied economics and history at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK. Over the past three and a half years Faraz has been developing a home base in Washington D.C., working as both a health care researcher and data analyst at Advisory Board. In his role, Faraz focused his time researching structural challenges in the U.S. health care system, and then developing analytics platforms to help hospitals and health care providers meet those challenges. At Yale, Faraz intends to continue his work on strengthening health care systems. His ultimate goal is to help governments in low-income countries, like his home-country of Pakistan, develop stronger health insurance markets which in turn help make health care affordable for communities that are presently underserved.