Senior Research Coordinator, PELE
Abiraahmi Shankar is the Senior Research Coordinator for the Primary Education and Learning in Emergencies team at NYU Global TIES for Children, where she supports the development of gamified, user-centric research and learning products, leads coordination and facilitates on-time grant deliverables across multiple projects, such as the INEE Measurement Library reference groups, UNHCR Humanitarian Education Accelerator and GoBee. Projects she is involved in include co-instructing the course "Adapting Holistic Learning Outcome Measures for Program Monitoring and Evaluation Purposes", the development of a measure of social and emotional skills for use in Lebanon, and supporting internal efficiency and capacity-building activities. Abiraahmi holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology from NYU Steinhardt, during which time she successfully completed her honors thesis on the Contribution of Social and Emotional Learning to Changes in Syrian Refugee Students’ Academic Outcomes. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Integrated Design & Media from NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, where she is hoping to explore the role of emerging technology in building sustainable education systems.