Lavanya Mohan serves as a Research Associate for the microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD), an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute. In this role, Ms. Mohan conducts research on microenterprise, entrepreneurship, and self-employment of underserved and minority groups in the United States. In general, she supports planning, management and implementation of a variety of FIELD and EOP research projects and convenings. Her previous experience includes serving as a Research Assistant at the Center for Law and Social Policy where she conducted research and data analysis; advocated for anti-poverty strategies and policy reform; and co-authored multiple policy briefs and reports in the areas of work supports, workforce development, and higher education. Additionally, she served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer and later, Program Associate at Henry Street Settlement’s Workforce Development Center, providing job readiness training, safety-net benefits access, tax and financial counseling services to low-income families, including English Language Learner (ELL) and youth clients. She has also interned at ACCION USA, measuring the impact of the organization’s services to its clients. Lavanya holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Education, Policy & Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.