Apekshya Prasai is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department at MIT. Lying at the intersection of gender and militancy, her research interests include the role of women within militant movements and the impact of gender on militant ideology and strategy. She holds a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College, and prior to coming to MIT, she was working on a research project examining the impact of humanitarian cash transfers on women's economic empowerment post-2015 earthquake in Nepal.

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