Prior to joining NRGI, Jana contributed to research focusing on labor markets and gender inequality at the Carnegie Middle East Center. She has also collaborated with UNICEF on a study on the effect of the Arab Spring on children’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Jana holds a B.S. in economics from the American University of Beirut as well as a master’s in development studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic.