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Shriya Sathaye

Degree, program, and planned date of graduation: 
Master’s of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Planned graduation:
Fall 2024.

Dates of working with the WGD Program:
I have been working as a Graduate Assistant with the Women and Gender in International Development team since August 2023. My appointment dates are from August 2023 to May 2024.

In 50 words or less, explain your work associated with the WGD Program:
I assist the WGD Director in research on topics pertaining to gender development by conducting literature searches on potential projects, proposals and papers and preparing weekly meeting agendas and minutes. I support the WGD Discussion Series by creating promotional content, hosting the event in-person and virtually and post event activities like transcription.

What are you looking forward to during your time with the WGD program?
Being an Industrial Engineering student, during my time with the WGD Program, I wish to work toward promoting gender equality through development gender sensitivity, something that I have always believed in. I look forward to learning about ongoing and potential projects on gender development and contributing to the cause of gender development.

What do you hope to do after graduating or what are you doing now?
I am currently pursuing a master’s in industrial engineering. After graduating, I wish to work in the manufacturing industry, a field that women have traditionally been underrepresented in.

How will your work with the WGD program influence your future?
After having worked with CIRED, I believe I will be knowledgeable about and hence more sensitive toward gender issues. This awareness and the knowledge garnered during my time with the WGD program will help me make informed decisions in a leadership role, something that I aim to achieve in the future.