Shahan Shahid Nawaz is a Graduate Student Researcher at the Institute supporting the Equity Metrics team's work in residential zoning. He is currently pursuing a master's at UC Berkeley's School of Information where he intends to study data science and understand the impact of technology on society, democracy and culture. His past work includes supporting data collection for the World Bank's COVID-19 Emergency Response Relief to Kenya; leading the data pipeline at the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) to catalog the effectiveness of public policies from Asia in encouraging philanthropy; and implementing a randomized controlled trial in Pakistan aimed at mending the broken citizen-state social contract. Shahan earned his bachelor's in Economics, Sociology and Anthropology from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is currently based out of Oakland and in his free time likes to run and/or work through episodes of Dissect, one of his favorite podcasts.