Ms. Sharma joined QES in 2019. She has an M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University. Prior to joining QES she worked as a Senior Economic Analyst in the Aviation Consulting team at Compass Lexecon for three-and-a-half years, helping major airline clients with merger analysis, policy presentations to federal policymakers and monitoring of illegal work slowdowns. Her previous research experience includes working as a Post Graduate Research Associate for two years at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University for Dr. Christopher Udry on a project to study the impact of rainfall insurance on agricultural productivity in Northern Ghana.