Sharanya Rajiv is an MPP student focused on issues related to sustainable development and governance in Central Asia. Sharanya spent the summer of 2022 working for the World Bank in Uzbekistan, examining local governance and decentralization reforms in the country. Before coming to Yale, she was director of operations at Atalan (formerly Hillhouse Analytics), where she explored how machine learning tools can improve decision-making in a range of areas, from political risk in Central Asia to healthcare risks. Prior to that, she spent four years working at the New Delhi center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. There, she led the center's research on India's relations with Central Asia, Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe. She received her bachelors in political science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi in India. After Yale, Sharanya is looking for opportunities to address development and governance challenges in Central Asia. Sharanya is fluent in Hindi and Tamil, speaks basic Uzbek, and hopes to improve her Russian language skills while at Yale.