Srikant Sahoo (he/him) is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and an M.Phil. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. With over eight years of experience in the development sector, he has focused on social and education policy, impact assessments, consulting, K-12 education, AI in education, teacher training, CSR, government advocacy and relations, and program management. He holds a B.Tech. in plastics engineering from the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, Sahoo worked as a senior principal consultant at Learning Links Foundation, where he oversaw large-scale ed-tech and education projects for public schools in India. He was also a founding member, director, and mentor of the education nonprofit Open Links Foundation. Additionally, he was a Teach for India fellow, where he was placed as a full-time teacher and school lead in a public school in India.
His research interests include social and education policy, economic development, education and labor economics, health policy, the academic achievement gap, AI in education, education curricula, educational equity, educational program evaluation, educator well-being, social and emotional learning, and bridging the gap between technology and policy.