Suhasini is a Durham University undergraduate studying Economics and Politics. She is a Laidlaw Scholar and her independent research on ‘Does formalisation lead to better employment outcomes for the youth in India’ explores the employment aspirations of India’s youth in an economic environment that is characterised by increasing job precariousness. Her interest in employment-related issues continues with her work with the JustJobsNetwork, a think tank that focuses on finding strategies to create more and better jobs worldwide. She has also co-authored the book ‘Why People Give’ (Sage Publications), which discusses the motivations that drive philanthropy.
In school, Suhasini was the Chief Operating Officer of ‘The Opportunities Initiative’, which was an online platform that connected high school students with internship and volunteering opportunities and that secured funding at the India Today EduTech Summit, a national entrepreneurship competition. At university, she is the Chief Editor of the Durham University Economics Journal and the Business and Economics Editor of the Durham University Online Magazine, the Bubble and has written on issues such as the financial markets of cryptocurrencies.
Suhasini is currently interning at HM Treasury. Upon graduating from university, she plans on working in the field of Development Economics with a focus on labour markets. She is particularly interested in looking at how changes in technology will impact the world of work.