Professional title: TCI Scholar
Vanisha Sharma is a PhD candidate in applied economics, with a concentration in development and agriculture economics. She is interested in analyzing the effects of the internet and digitization in rural economies. Her field-based research involves exploiting increasing internet access in rural communities to analyze its effects on agriculture technology adoption, as well as maternal health and nutrition. While pursuing her master’s degree in public administration at Cornell, Vanisha was a graduate research assistant at TCI, responsible for cleaning and observing data across approximately 4,000 households in rural India and creating district factsheets for the Technical Assistance for Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) project. Vanisha holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Hong Kong with a double minor in psychology and sociology.