Having grown up in Pakistan, Syra has a keen interest in International Development and the distributional impacts of economic policy. Prior to Nous, she worked with the Asian Development Bank and Equity Economics on a range of consulting projects covering the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.
During her undergraduate degree, Syra interned with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan to explore the trends and reasoning behind the rise in sectarian violence in Karachi. This sparked her interest in primary research, which was furthered during a winter exchange program she undertook in Singapore to study the ‘housing for all’ policy of the Lee Kuan Yew government.
Syra holds a Bachelor of Arts (political economy and international relations) from The University of Sydney and is currently completing a Master of Economic Policy from The Australian National University.
Syra enjoys reading about economic history, following current affairs and exploring Canberra’s walking trails. Much free time is spent in the library unravelling the complexity of quantitative economic modelling.