Kim Fernandes is a recent graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, having completed her Ed. M. in International Education Policy. Prior to her time at the Ed School, Kim taught 4th and 5th graders at a government school in Mumbai as a part of the Teach For India fellowship. Within the field of education, she is especially interested in the fields of early childhood development and teacher training. Currently, Kim is working as a Research Associate with the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Odisha, eastern India, evaluating the effectiveness of an early childhood development intervention. Kim has a background in international politics, having completed her degree in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.