Shayda completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and her BA in International Relations and Economics at the University of British Columbia. As her capstone project at Maxwell, she designed an M&E policy framework for Work Vision International’s Humanitarian Action Division.
Prior to 3ie, Shayda worked as a policy analyst for the Policy Solutions Lab, working on issues related to mental health and substance abuse policy, both in the domestic and international arenas. Shayda also has volunteering experience in West Africa as a computer studies instructor and as a consultant for a South Sudanese NGO. She has also served as an intern to a civil society group’s mission to the United Nations.