Shobhini Mukerji is the Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)’s South Asia regional center, hosted by the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai. Shobhini is based in New Delhi and provides technical, administrative, financial and strategic oversight to the multi-sector research, policy and training engagements across India and the region. Prior to J-PAL, Shobhini worked at Pratham, a pan-India non-profit initiative working towards universal quality primary education to ensure every child is in school and learning well. Shobhini has extensive research and evaluation experience, ranging from managing large scale surveys, training and capacity building, data management and analysis, to providing advice to organizations on their evaluation strategy. Shobhini is a principal investigator on a randomized evaluation of an education project which looks at interventions to improve learning levels of children in government schools. Shobhini holds a Masters degree in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).