Nisha Krishnan is a Research Associate for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. She received her PhD in Public Policy in 2017 from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of development and environment. She worked on the Global Adaptation Atlas, conducted vulnerability assessments in Central and West Asia, and designed guidance on adaptation for USAID. She has presented and written on several topics including: monitoring and tracking systems for adaptation aid, the economic costs of adaptation, and application of valuation techniques for climate change. She holds an MA in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College.