Daanish Raj has two masters degrees, in Public Administration and Quantitative Methods respectively, from Columbia University. During his graduate studies, his focus was mainly on statistical learning algorithms.
Prior to enrolling at Columbia, Daanish was at TechnoServe India, where he worked to revive private companies in rural Madhya Pradesh by exploring public-private partnerships and market linkages, in an attempt to improve livelihoods of five thousand marginal farmers. Daanish has also been a Senior Researcher at Pratham, India's largest education non-profit, where he led the ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) survey in the western and northern regions of India. Daanish began his career as a consultant at Deloitte.
At JFI, Daanish is working on the ISA (Income Share Agreement) pricing model and making improvements to the existing codebase. He is most excited about software engineering.