Jessica Lyu, a Master of Arts in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) student, teamed up with Harris assistant professor Fiona Burlig. Lyu assembled almost a decade’s worth of local air quality data from India’s Central Pollution Control Board. This data will help Professor Burlig’s team study the impacts of electricity generation on pollution in Indian cities.

“Performing these foundational data tasks gave me insight into how researchers develop and use preliminary data – insight that will be useful when I pursue research at the doctoral level next year.”