Balasai Vanukuri served as a Postgraduate Associate at EGC from July 2021 to July 2022, working on projects in gender portfolio based in Raipur and Gwalior, India. He worked on setting up data quality systems for the Endline surveys. Balasai will be applying to grad schools to purse PhD in Economics.

Working at EGC has been a great learning opportunity. It provided me exposure to a spectrum of things ranging from conducting large scale field surveys with zero compromise on data quality to writing efficient and reproducible codes for data analysis. – Balasai Vanukuri 

I am so glad I had the opportunity to work alongside Bala - he is dedicated, curious, and always a pleasure to work with. I know he will go on to do interesting and exciting work, and I cannot wait to hear about it! – Natalie Theys, Research Manager, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California (USC)

To researchers at a desk in an office in India
Giorgia Barboni and Balasai Vanukuri conducting In Raipur, Chhattisgarh.​​​​​state, India, March, 2022. Photo by Ishan Tankha.

It was so nice meeting and working with Bala in the past months. I really appreciated his desire to learn and understand new things, never being afraid of asking questions, and always with a smile. Very best of luck with the new chapter of your life, Bala! – Giorgia Barboni, Assistant Professor of Finance, Warwick Business School, Warwick University