Grishma Bhattarai is a MPP candidate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy where she is pursuing certifications in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science to complement her degree. She is interested in the interdisciplinary fields of Data, Development, and Social Good. Her research interests include inequality, intergenerational mobility and equal access to resources, particularly for minority groups. As a self-proclaimed data enthusiast who is inspired by the ideas of Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein’s Data Feminism, she is interested in finding new ways of understanding data science, data literacy, and data integrity, motivated by the framework of intersectional feminism. Additionally, she is also currently working under the supervision of Dr. Steven Durlauf to understand the role of gender in determining intergenerational income and occupation mobility at Harris.
Ishan is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, studying Computer Science and Economics. He is interested in CS research and has worked on multiple interdisciplinary research projects related to image and text analysis over the past years. Apart from that, Ishan enjoys being in the outdoors – hiking, rowing, skiing, or scuba diving with friends.
Brought up in New Delhi, India, Ishan has grown up reading and watching many variations of the mythological epics like The Ramayana and The Mahabharat. Over the years, he has become cognizant of the cultural and gender biases embedded in those classic stories.
Juan Miguel Jimenez
Marliese is a law student at the University of Virginia School of Law. As an undergraduate, she helped conduct the initial literature review for MiiE project and combed through countless Reading, Math and Science textbooks with Emileigh. She has continued to enjoy research in law school and has recently been working on a project looking at the intersection of gender and intellectual property rights. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Marliese loves to read and is often trying out a new recipe or completing yet another puzzle. As she got older, Marliese thought it was very strange that the heroines on book covers looked roughly the same and wondered why a lot of her books rarely featured women as leaders. She was very excited to join this project and remains thankful for the experience.