Shayan completed his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021, where he was a recipient of the La Follette Fellowship. He also received the Penniman Prize for his paper evaluating the impacts of a social health insurance program of Pakistan.
Shayan worked in the energy sector in Pakistan as a Mechanical Engineer before switching careers to work for a Pakistani nonprofit that strives to uplift underprivileged communities. He also founded, and presently coordinates, the Aitzaz Hasan Scholarship which provides financial and academic support to impoverished children. Shayan remains committed to the developing world and is passionate about finding practical answers to real-world policy questions of how public programs, including those of population health, can better serve people.
Shayan loves the outdoors and is thankful for living just across the road from the Forest Park in St. Louis.