Schanzah completed her Master's degree in Public Policy as a Fulbright scholar from the University of Chicago in 2012. Prior to this, she worked for a USAID project focused on rehabilitation and economic development in Swat, KPK. She also has a BSc. in Economics from LUMS (2010). She is interested in measuring the impact of poverty reduction policies in Pakistan and studying the role of foreign aid in development. Schanzah Served at CERP as a Research Associate for the Asset Transfer Project.