Shammi Ferdousi is a Field Research Officer in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. She joined IFPRI in May 2011. She has provided technical support to various government initiatives through the IFPRI-designed Agricultural Policy Support Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture. In this role, she has built field-level research expertise in agriculture, nutrition, gender, regional development, and food prices. She also assisted in the qualitative design and evaluation of various nutrition programs like Alive and Thrive. Before joining IFPRI, Shammi worked with ICDDR’B as a Field Research Assistant. She received her M.S.S in Anthropology from Dhaka University.