Maliheh Birjandi-Feriz, is a second-year student pursuing Development Economics and International Environment and Resource Policy as her fields of study. Last year, she received the Robert Stewart Prize, awarded to one student each year for outstanding academic achievement. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in different capacities as an independent consultant, project manager, and research analyst. Maliheh received her MBA from the Graduate School of Management and Economics (GSME) at the Sharif University of Technology, in Tehran, Iran. She completed a double B.S. in both Industrial Engineering and Petroleum Engineering also at Sharif University of Technology (known as the MIT of Iran). Maliheh has worked as a graduate research assistant at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) and the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at Tufts University. Most recently, she worked at the World Bank, Office of Chief Economist for the MENA region as a Short Term Consultant (STC). She also conducted research on climate finance at the World Resources Institute (WRI) where she received WRI’s award for best summer research. She is particularly interested in topics at the intersection of development economics and policy. Along with English, Farsi and Arabic; she is also working toward fluency in Spanish.
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* At the Fletcher School’s Award Ceremony