Ismat Ara Sharin Sajnee

Graduate Research Fellow


Ismat Ara Sharin Sajnee is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. She is pursuing her Masters in Economics, with an expected graduation in Spring 2025. Ismat’s research focus with the CGO is environmental policy and behavioral economics. She is currently working on a research project concerning environmental stewardship and immigration. She joined the CGO to obtain hands-on research experience.

If given the chance to share one idea with the world, Ismat would discuss success. “The road to success is rarely straight.” Before achieving greatness, many of the world’s most accomplished suffered multiple defeats. No matter where you are on your journey, it is critical that you remain persistent, keep pushing yourself, and never give up.

Following graduation, Ismat plans to pursue a PhD in Economics.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.